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Nearlyweds (1957)

Popeye and Bluto both plan to marry Olive Oyl, but Popeye proposes first. When Olive says, "Yes!" to Popeye, Bluto sets out to make Popeye look bad, break up the wedding, and win Olive over.

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Jackson Beck ... Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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Popeye and Bluto both plan to marry Olive Oyl, but Popeye proposes first. When Olive says, "Yes!" to Popeye, Bluto sets out to make Popeye look bad, break up the wedding, and win Olive over.

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Not Enough Laughs
31 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

Nearlyweds (1956)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Both Popeye and Bluto propose to Olive Oyl but she decides to go with the sailor. Bluto accepts that he has been rejected and wishes the happy couple nothing but the best but it doesn't take long for him to try and take Popeye out of the picture.

NEARLYWEDS has a plot that had been seen in several earlier Popeye shorts so the originality factor is missing here and sadly there aren't enough laughs to keep the short running at a smooth pace. I think the highlight of the movie is seeing Popeye flip out and then back into his clothes. Outside of this there are a couple minor fights that will put a smile on your face but there's just not enough here to keep you entertained throughout.


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