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A Dream Walking (1934)

Popeye and Bluto each wants to save Olive as she sleepwalks onto a construction site. But most of their efforts go into preventing each other from being the hero.

Directors:

Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
William Costello William Costello ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
William Pennell William Pennell ... Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Olive goes sleepwalking on the roof of her apartment building. She knocks off a planter, which wakes up Bluto and Popeye, in adjacent rooms one floor down. They fight over who will save her, ultimately ending up high atop a construction site. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1934 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Bluto: What's that?
Popeye: It's Olive Oyl! I've gotta save her!
Bluto: I'll save her, you pop-eyed freak!
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Balmy Swami (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
(uncredited)
Written by Samuel Lerner
Played during the opening credits and at the beginning
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Maybe the best Popeye cartoon
19 June 2001 | by angelynx-2See all my reviews

...if, like me, you're not a fan of the two-fisted sailor, this is the Popeye cartoon for you. A charming, beautifully paced and timed, low-key adventure in which a sleeping Olive Oyl serenely paces the precarious rails of an under-construction skyscraper, blissfully oblivious to the fact that Popeye and Bluto are battling each other to a standstill for the right to be the one who saves her. Olive never misses a beat of her song (the classic "[Did You Ever See] A Dream Walking") despite stepping into and out of the most harrowing close calls, and makes it home and back to bed safely all by herself despite her would-be rescuers' noisy efforts. Just a delightful cartoon. (Don't miss the moment in which Popeye and Bluto, temporarily knocked dizzy, join her in sleepwalking and they negotiate a three-way intersection with split-second timing.)


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