Captain Popeye must hide Olive Oyl, an accidental stowaway on a ship filled with sailors who believe women are a jinx.




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


Popeye is leaving on his sailing ship, much to Olive's chagrin. She ends up accidentally stowing away in a trunk. Popeye discovers her, but she can't stay, because the crew will think she's a jinx. She tries to hide, but this only scares the crew more, because they think the ship's haunted. When she is revealed, the crew comes after her to throw her off, and then turns on captain Popeye. He eats his spinach, throws them all in the cargo hold, and still throws Olive off, into a dinghy, because he still thinks she's a jinx. Written by Jon Reeves <>

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Release Date:

23 September 1938 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Keep Those 'Wimmin' Off The Boat!
27 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Women are bad luck on a boat, it was often said way back when, so they aren't invited on this big vessel, even if Popeye is the captain and Olive Oyl is the girl who wants to get aboard. She accepts it, too.

Through a weird circumstance, however, Olive gets locked into a big trunk and is taken unknowingly taken aboard. Soon, she's crying from inside the trunk and Popeye finds out his bad-luck female friend is on board. Oh, boy...what to do? If the crew finds out, there will be mutiny. You know how superstitious sailors are! That kind of thing goes way back in time. Just ask Jonah, who was tossed overboard and wound up in big trouble.

Guess what? Mutiny is exactly what happens. How Popeye gets out of this mess is funny, with a number of good sight gags. A few of the best were early on when she pretends to be a photograph on the wall.

The ending won't please feminists, but then again they wouldn't be watching Popeye to begin with as his cartoons were definitely a product of the times, gender-wise. That's what I like about these cartoons. Olive Oyl, for all the fickleness and grief she causes Popeye, once in a while takes her lumps, too!

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