MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 226,449 this week

Gopher Spinach (1954)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Short  |  10 December 1954 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 130 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Popeye battles a gopher over his precious spinach plants.

Director:

Writer:

(story)
0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide: IMDb on the Street

IMDb visited the Santa Monica Pier to ask families about their favorite movies from this summer, as well as their favorite all-time movies, TV shows, and characters.

See our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2071 titles
created 10 Aug 2011
 
a list of 243 titles
created 10 Aug 2012
 
a list of 175 titles
created 30 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 3581 titles
created 20 Oct 2013
 
a list of 166 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Gopher Spinach" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Gopher Spinach (1954)

Gopher Spinach (1954) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gopher Spinach.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Popeye has just finished his house when a band of termites attacks. He traps them in a metal garbage can, but they soon escape and launch a new attack, consuming his picket fence. He comes ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Tendlar
Stars: Jack Mercer
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Olive is reading ghost stories to the boys. Popeye scoffs; Bluto decides to take advantage of this by staging various pranks (a headless man, an animated skeleton, and a sheet-over-balloon ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Kneitel
Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel
A Haul in One (1956)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Popeye and Bluto are, believe it or not, pals and partners in a moving company. (Maybe it's because Popeye isn't squinting here.) Anyhow, Olive has made the mistake of hiring them. She ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber
Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Bluto is accusing Popeye in judge Wimpy's courtroom. Bluto tells a sad tale of how Popeye attacked him without provocation, but Popeye tells his side, in detail (in other words, a large ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber
Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Popeye is marrying Olive tomorrow; he's ecstatic. She has a dream of the future, including twin sons who prove to be a real handful. When Popeye comes by the next morning, he gets a frosty reception.

Director: Izzy Sparber
Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ...
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

Popeye is planting his spinach bed. But just as he finishes, the plants start disappearing. He discovers a gopher filching the little baby plants and starts battling it. They tussle for a while until Popeye gets fed up and fetches his shotgun. He chases the rodent, running past a bull and cornering it, but he doesn't have the heart to shoot. He throws away his gun, hitting the bull, who attacks. The gopher rushes to the spinach patch, eats a plant, and hurls the bull into a ravine. He teams up with Popeye to plant more spinach. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 December 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Myyräntyötä  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nice Ending, But Nothing That Much Overall
19 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Popeye is lovingly taking care of his little "hi-bred" spinach plants, taking them for a walk in the stroller, then giving them a shower, drying them carefully ("so you're iron won't rust) and sprinkling them with insect powder. He even puts diapers on them!

Then, we see his big garden: "a peaceful, contended nursery," he calls it.....until plants start suddenly disappearing! Popeye has a gopher problem.

The two battle it out for most of the cartoon but at the end, the two suddenly become allies against a raging bull - an odd ending, but a nice one.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Gopher Spinach (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page