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Customers Wanted (1939)

Popeye and Bluto compete in their penny arcades for Wimpy's business.

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Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
Margie Hines Margie Hines ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Popeye and Bluto are running competing penny arcades, trying to bring in customer Wimpy. Of course, he would gladly pay Tuesday for a penny today. And of course, their competing arcades show clips featuring each of them, with well over half this short thus recycled. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kundschaft gesucht See more »

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Fleischer Studios See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This cartoon marks the first time Pinto Colvig performs the voice of Bluto, a role which he continues to regularly perform until 1942. See more »

Quotes

Popeye: Half price for children as well as people alike.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

References Let's Get Movin' (1936) See more »

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Hack Job Popeye
7 February 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Customers Wanted (1939)

** (out of 4)

This Popeye short is fairly lazy as it features footage from LET'S GET MOVING and THE TWISKER PITCHER. Basically the "story" here is that Popeye and Bluto are working rival movie houses at a carnival. Soon the two of them are fighting over Wimpy and whose movies he will be watching.

Of course, the movies that he watches are the two titles that I mentioned so basically you've got a short that shows several clips from those two movies with a few scenes worth of new material. The two shorts are very good on their own but just watching the clips here is rather pointless and on the whole this isn't a very good short. It certainly doesn't help that the new footage doesn't contain any laughs.


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