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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

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

Abu Hassan is only a head or two taller than Popeye. Abu enters a cave with a door just tall enough to admit himself and his mount, but seconds later Popeye comes up to the same door which now seems to be ten times the height of a man. 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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Connections

Referenced in A Wolf in Sheik's Clothing (1948) 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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My favorite of Popeye's "Arabian Nights" trilogy
17 March 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I love Fleischer's Popeye better than all the other versions of the character, and this is one of my favorite out of the "Arabian Nights" trilogy of featurettes in color; "Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp" too.

I love the desert scene where the three heroes Popeye,Olive Oyl and Wimpy trudge through the sand and Wimpy sees a feast which was really a mirage; I also love the "tank roll" part too. I also love the scene at the cafe,when Popeye snatches Abu Hassen/Bluto's underwear from him...without removing his clothes! Oh! and one last scene that love is when Olive give Popeye a kiss while pacing on guard duty back and forth on the dock.


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