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Release Date:
26 November 1937 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Popeye the Sailor, accompanied by Olive Oyl and Wimpy, is dispatched to stop the dreaded bandit Abu Hassan and his force of forty thieves. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Popeye Saves The Day! See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Lou Fleischer ... Wimpy (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)

Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Gus Wickie ... Abu Hassan (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Dave Fleischer 
Willard Bowsky (animation director) (uncredited)
 
Produced by
Max Fleischer .... producer
 
Animation Department
Willard Bowsky .... animator
Orestes Calpini .... animator
George Germanetti .... animator
 
Music Department
Lou Fleischer .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Sammy Timberg .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
17 min | Argentina:19 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | USA:Approved (certificate #1503)

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Trivia:
The story is inspired by the story "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves", but Ali Baba is only mentioned in the title and doesn't appear at all in the film. It could be argued, though, that Popeye takes Ali Baba's role in the tale.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 hand it, to this bad bandit / Cause I'm a terrible guy!
[...]
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Popeye Saves The Day!, 30 June 2000
Author: Ron Oliver (revilorest@juno.com) from Forest Ranch, CA

A POPEYE Cartoon.

After crashing his plane in the Sahara, POPEYE THE SAILOR MEETS ALI BABA'S FORTY THIEVES when brigand Abu Hassan loots the desert village where the old spinach muncher has found respite. With Olive Oyl captured as a slave for the Thieves, it's time for our hero to come to the rescue...

This was the second in a series of 3 excellent two-reel cartoons, created by Max Fleischer, in which Popeye & his friends are interpolated into the classic stories of The Arabian Nights. They feature great animation - notice the fascinating 3-D backgrounds - and taut, fast-moving plots. Meant to be shown in movie theaters, they are miles ahead of their Saturday Morning counterparts. Jack Mercer is the voice of Popeye; Mae Questel does the honors for Olive Oyl.

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