Inspired by Olive's preaching of the value of brotherly love, Popeye takes a walk through the city doing good deeds.


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Uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ...
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Gus Wickie ...
Bruiser (voice) (uncredited)


Olive preaches the need for brotherly love on the radio. Popeye, hearing this, does a number of good deeds: helping two workmen raise a safe, straightening a wrecked car, and helping two boys sneak into a baseball game. But when he tries to break up a fight, it's more than he can handle alone. Olive and her followers come along and try to help, but it's too much for them, too. Of course, once Popeye has his spinach... Written by Jon Reeves <>

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popeye | good deed | surrealism | See All (3) »





Release Date:

6 March 1936 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Wiffle Piffle, the door to door salesman from Fleischer's Screen Songs and Betty Boop Series of cartoons is seen running into the street brawl. See more »


(DVD release) When the two kids peeking through the fence at the baseball game see Popeye, one of them says "Cheese it, the watchman!" but the closed captions show him saying "Jesus, the watchman!" See more »


Brotherly Love
Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Bob Rothberg
Performed by Mae Questel and Jack Mercer
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We Need Some Brotherly Love
1 April 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Brotherly Love (1936)

*** (out of 4)

Fast-moving Popeye cartoon as Olive Oyl calling the sailor out saying he needs some brotherly love so he heads out to do some good deeds but soon runs into a riot.

BROTHERLY LOVE once again flows like a classical music as we're given a terrific little score as well as an extremely catchy title song. As you'd expect the animation itself is extremely good and there's just a fun nature that is running throughout the entire running time. There are some pretty funny moments with that raspy voice Popeye talking to people as he does his thing. The final fight itself is quite memorable.

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