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Customers Wanted (1939)

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

Directors:

Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky (uncredited) | 1 more credit »
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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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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

Wimpy: I'm expecting a check.
Popeye: [Under his breath] Oh you're lucky.
Wimpy: Would you loan me a penny for which I will gladly pay you Tuesday.
Popeye: [Handing him a penny] Okay I'll think it over, young fella.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Features The Twisker Pitcher (1937) See more »

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clip show
18 December 2019 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Popeye and Bluto are barkers desperate to lure customers to their neighboring penny arcades. Nobody is coming in. Wimpy walks by and the boys battle to get him. The arcades play clips of other Popeye shorts. When the boys' battle turns physical, Wimpy is able to collect a hatful for customers rushing in to see them fight. This is essentially a clip show. The premise is better than most clip shows. Turning into a fight is brilliant but it is nevertheless a clip show.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kundschaft gesucht See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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