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Ancient Fistory (1953)

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It's the middle ages (sort of); Popeye is working in Bluto's Beanery. Bluto is going to the ball where Princess Olive will choose her mate. Popeye's fairy godpappy appears and it's a ... See full summary »

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Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
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It's the middle ages (sort of); Popeye is working in Bluto's Beanery. Bluto is going to the ball where Princess Olive will choose her mate. Popeye's fairy godpappy appears and it's a reverse Cinderella story, with a car created from a can of spinach. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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30 January 1953 (USA)  »

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When Popeye goes to retrieve a can of spinach for the Fairy Godfather, he removes it from a tower of 15 cans that are on a counter, the rest of which he tosses aside. However, there are still 15 remaining cans even after he has already taken the one he needed. See more »

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The Original 'Cinderella Man'
4 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Right off the bad, we see a billboard message that reads, "Calling All Males - Grand Ball wherein ye fair Princess Olive will choose her Prince from Amongst Ye Males."

Next, we see "Bluto's Beanery," where splendidly-outfitted Bluto is obviously the owner - and a nasty one picking on poor shredded-clothed dishwasher Popeye. Bluto is going to ball to get Olive for his princess. (It's weird to hear him speak in King James English!)

Popeye, however, gets on-board thanks to his "fairy godfather," who magically appears. waves his magic wand at a can of spinach and transforms it into a huge limousine. Then he uses his wand to change Popeye's duds into something more royal....and off goes Popeye to vie for Olive's hand. Yes, this turned into a "Cinderella" story. Who knew?

You know the rest: the usual competition to see how gets the girl, with the usual funny ways Popeye and Bluto battle it out. The Technicolor in here, by the way, looked super.


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