The race is on for the state railroad franchise. It's the Sudden Pacific (Bluto) against the Onion Pacific (Popeye). Oh, and there's also a kiss from Olive for the winner. Bluto slows down ... See full summary »

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Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ...
Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
Margie Hines ...
Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
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The race is on for the state railroad franchise. It's the Sudden Pacific (Bluto) against the Onion Pacific (Popeye). Oh, and there's also a kiss from Olive for the winner. Bluto slows down Popeye's start by tossing a load of coal into his smokestack. Bluto then discovers that Olive has been thrown into his train by the force of the starting gun, so he makes her shovel his coal; she jumps to Popeye's train at the first chance. Bluto punches a hole in Popeye's boiler. Panic sets in when the parallel tracks merge crossing a bridge. The trains ride on one rail each with their captains holding on to each other to support them! Bluto grabs Popeye's driveshaft, so Popeye substitutes himself. But then Bluto throws a switch, sending Popeye's train into a crash. Time for spinach, and a quick rebuild. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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24 May 1940 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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One of a number of Popeye shorts which were sent off to Asia in the 80's to undergo the infamous redraw and colorization process. See more »

Quotes

Bluto: You're gonna ride with me and like it!
Olive Oyl: I don't wanna like it!
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We're All Together Now
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Music by Ralph Rainger
Played at the beginning
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Train Lovers Will Like This One
20 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is Popeye and Bluto battling it out on the train tracks: two small locomotives in a race on parallel tracks, the winner getting "the franchise" and a kiss from Olive Oyl.

The artwork in here was the most fun in this cartoon, in my opinion. The story was okay, but nothing special but consistently entertaining. However, the best aspect were the drawings of the two trains. They showed the trains from various angles, such as from above, and it all looked pretty cool. It made the cartoon very, very interesting to view.

As usual, Bluto does everything he can to sabotage poor Popeye's train during the race and Popeye spends most of the time trying to repair the damage. What the Sailor Man does in the end is even far-fetched for a Popeye cartoon but, hey, in animation anything is possible.


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