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Popeye's 20th Anniversary (1954)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Short | 2 April 1954 (USA)
Popeye is being honored for his 20 years of films, in a dinner hosted by 'Bob Hope' (several other celebrities are present, like 'Jimmy Durante', Bing Crosby, 'Jerry Lewis' and 'Dean Martin... See full summary »

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(as I. Sparber)

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(story) (as I. Klein)
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Jackson Beck ...
Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
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Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Sid Raymond ...
Jerry Lewis (voice) (uncredited)
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Popeye is being honored for his 20 years of films, in a dinner hosted by 'Bob Hope' (several other celebrities are present, like 'Jimmy Durante', Bing Crosby, 'Jerry Lewis' and 'Dean Martin'). When called on to make a speech, he instead shows clips from two of his movies. Bluto does a slow burn through this, finally stuffing Popeye's trophy onto Popeye's head - but the trophy is full of spinach, so Popeye clobbers Bluto. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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2 April 1954 (USA)  »

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Kallen synttärigaala  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Polacolor)
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The "20th anniversary" does not take into account of Popeye's first appearance in the comics in 1929, but only his 1933 film debut a little over twenty years prior to this short film. See more »

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Features Tops in the Big Top (1945) See more »

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A Party for Popeye
30 March 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Popeye's 20th Anniversary (1954)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Hollywood is celebrating Popeye's twenty years in the movie business so the likes of Jimmy Durante, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis are out in support. They request that Popeye gives a speech but since he doesn't do that he instead shows clips from a couple of his movies.

Overall there's really nothing special about this short because the majority of the running time is just footage from previous films. That obviously gives the movie a rather cheap feel and at the same time you can't help but think that the producer's wasted a good opportunity. I mean, there are quick cameos by Martin and Lewis so why not build a film around them? Why not have Popeye mingle with certain famous people in Hollywood? Why just show clips from previous movies?


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