Popeye's training for his boxing match with Bluto by jumping rope with a massive chain. Bluto, who's lazy about everything except sabotage, decides he needs to stop Popeye. He fills ... See full summary »

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Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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Popeye's training for his boxing match with Bluto by jumping rope with a massive chain. Bluto, who's lazy about everything except sabotage, decides he needs to stop Popeye. He fills Popeye's heavy bag with iron junk, but Popeye punches it over the fence onto Bluto. Next, he pulls on the springs attached to the wall with a motorcycle, but Popeye pulls so hard he throws Bluto and the cycle through the building and into a well. Popeye is walking -- or actually, prancing -- behind Olive on the way to the match, so Bluto tries a bit more sabotage: first an oil slick, which slows Popeye down briefly, then some quick-dry cement in a puddle. This gives Popeye cement overshoes, and when he gets to the arena, he's exhausted. Olive stands him up, but Bluto treats him like a punching bag. He's got Popeye on the floor (under the ring), so Olive finally breaks out the spinach. Popeye knocks Bluto through the roof, right into the hospital. The photographers ask for a picture, and Popeye's biceps ... Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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8 June 1956 (USA)  »

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Nyrkki nenään  »

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Funny Popeye Short
31 March 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Out to Punch (1956)

*** (out of 4)

Another fast and funny short has Popeye in training to box Bluto later in the night. After Bluto sees what great shape Popeye is in he plans to sabotage the training sessions.

OUT TO PUNCH is a good entry in the series, which was slowly coming to an end. These 50's shorts were never quite as good as the originals back in the 1930s but this one here is certainly one of the series highlights. There are many funny gags here including the various abuse that Popeye takes once he's in the ring. There are some rather creative fighting sequences where the poor Popeye is beaten to a pulp. Fans of the series will certainly enjoy this one since there are some nice laughs and plenty of action.


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