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Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves (1937)

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Popeye the Sailor, accompanied by Olive Oyl and Wimpy, is dispatched to stop the dreaded bandit Abu Hassan and his force of forty thieves.

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Uncredited cast:
Lou Fleischer ...
Wimpy (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
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Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Gus Wickie ...
Abu Hassan (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Upon hearing of the evil deeds of the bandit Abu Hassan, Popeye, accompanied by Olive Oyl and J. Wellington Wimpy, flies to Arabia. Olive is kidnapped by Abu Hassan, who forces her to do the laundry for his Forty Thieves. Popeye sneaks into their hideout to rescue her, but finds himself outnumbered forty-one to one. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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26 November 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kippari-Kalle tapaa Ali Baban  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the second of the "Popeye Specials", a trilogy of "Popeye" feature-length films that were filmed in Technicolor. See more »

Goofs

During the battle scene with Abu Hassan and the forty thieves, the dialogue, the sound effects, and partially the music are out of sync with the animation. This was rectified on the DVD release of "Popeye the Sailor: 1933-1938, Volume 1." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Abu Hassan and his forty thieves ride across the desert]
Abu Hassan: [singing] You better lock up your doors today / 'cause Abu Hassan is on his way / Go in hiding, when I go riding / Just me and the 40 thieves! / Your wives and children, and money too / I'll steal them from you before I'm through / I'm out gunning, so start running / From me and the forty thieves! Abu Hassan!
Thieves: Abu Hassan!
Abu Hassan: My game's the toughest / But I'm the roughest / and that's how I'm / Abu Hassan!
Thieves: Abu Hassan!
Abu Hassan: You've got to ...
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References Dizzy Divers (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Abu Hassan
Written by Sammy Timberg, Tot Seymour, Vee Lawnhurst & Samuel Lerner (as Sammy Lerner)
Performed by Gus Wickie
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Another Popeye favorite.
6 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In a vast Abrabian desert there's a group of thieves lead by Bruno(Ali Baba) and the 40 thieves. As they rob and steal everything in site. Popeye, Olive, and Wimpy run a coast guard post. When they got word to be on the watch for thieves. Which takes them on an air travel towards the Abrabian desert. After traveling for many days and nights, they finally made it to civilization which is one of the sites that Ali Baba has set his eyes on. And it's up to Popeye to fight and take down this aggressive thief.

Like "Popeye meets Sinbad" this one is worthy of being one of the best Popeye cartoons ever made.

It's original, it's humorous, and it has plenty of great moments with your spinach loving sailor.

Highly recommended to those who liked the Popeye meets Sinbad one.


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