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Beware of Barnacle Bill (1935)

To the classic tune of "Barnacle Bill the Sailor", Olive explains that she can't marry Popeye because she's in love with Barnacle Bill (an unusually large Bluto), who then comes by and ... See full summary »

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Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky (uncredited)
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Cast

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

To the classic tune of "Barnacle Bill the Sailor", Olive explains that she can't marry Popeye because she's in love with Barnacle Bill (an unusually large Bluto), who then comes by and proceeds to pound Popeye (until he eats his spinach, of course). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1935 (USA) See more »

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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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Trivia

This short was a remake of an earlier Fleischer cartoon called Barnacle Bill The Sailor (1930) which starred Bimbo the dog as the epnonynous sailor and Betty Boop. This 1935 remake was produced while the production code was being enforced and a result, the lyrics of the Barnacle Bill song had to be toned down in order to appease the censors. See more »

Quotes

Popeye: I changed me mind so you could wed / your Barnacle Bill the sailor / You're nothin' but a cabbage head / Every dame's a selfish cat, they only turn and leave ya flat, just the way you did to that / poor Barnacle Bill the sailor. Goodbye!
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Here Comes the Navy (1934) See more »

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Barnacle Bill the Sailor
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My favorite Popeye of all time!
2 August 2002 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

I love this cartoon!! The song, Barnacle Bill the Sailor" is a favorite of mine and this is one of the few cartoons in the series where Olive Oyl gets her comeuppance. Although occasionally, Olive and Popeye treat each other as though they are truly in love, Olive all too often treats Popeye rather shabbily, in my view, and I've frequently wondered why he doesn't just quit seeing her. She can't seem to make up her mind between Bluto and Popeye, anyway. While I believe that a gentleman treats a lady like a lady even if she periodically doesn't behave like one (a man who does not act like a gentleman unless expressly requested to behave otherwise should be ignored), I also believe that constantly having the same woman throw one over in favor of the same clown indicates a permanent change of interests is of mutual benefit to all parties. It's a delightful short and the ending is a hoot! The army won't even know what hit them!


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