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

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Animation, Comedy  |  26 November 1937 (USA)
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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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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In Abu Hassan's cave, Popeye jokingly asks Wimpy "How did you get in here, young fella?" while the joke refers to Wimpy having been taken away by the bandits, it also refers to _Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)_(TV), the previous big-budget Popeye feature: Wimpy had wandered into Sindbad's home during a standoff, and a surprised Popeye asked him the same thing. 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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Soundtracks

Abu Hassan
Written by Sammy Timberg, Tot Seymour, Vee Lawnhurst & Samuel Lerner (as Sammy Lerner)
Performed by Gus Wickie
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Great Popeye animated short!
14 July 2005 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

When this show was on I watched it every time I could! I thought that the characters were really funny and all had great personalities. The animation in My opinion was crisp, clean, and really clear. Not to mention beautiful! Most of the characters in this show are hilarious like the Looney Tunes characters that we all love. in My opinion these characters are the funnies and talented ever seen. In fact, The things that goes on in this series' cartoons are in My opinion nuts which that is what makes them hilarious! There are so many to like and laugh at and the silly things they do! If you like the original Looney Tunes then I strongly recommend that you watch this show!


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