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Spooky Swabs (1957)

Popeye and Olive are shipwrecked; they think they are saved when they see a ship, but what they don't realize is that the crew of the Sea Witch is all ghosts, and soon they are under attack... See full summary »

Director:

Izzy Sparber (as I. Sparber)

Writer:

Larz Bourne (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Popeye and Olive are shipwrecked; they think they are saved when they see a ship, but what they don't realize is that the crew of the Sea Witch is all ghosts, and soon they are under attack, but they don't know from what for a while. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aavelaiva See more »

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Production Co:

Famous Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"Fair" And A Bit Primitive
26 April 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Popeye and Olive are calming playing checkers while sitting on a small raft in the middle of the turbulent ocean. A flag with an "SOS" on it is attached to the raft. They spot a ship, Olive exclaims "Oh, now I can go home and watch television (which was a fairly new invention when this cartoon was released) and Popeye uses his pipe as motor to reach the ship. Unfortunately, it's a pirate ship called the "Sea Witch" and is filled with ghosts (since the ship was built in 1678).

The ghosts - with British accents - don't want to be interrupted "after all these years," so they plan to get rid of the unwanted guests. There are some funny scenes, such as Popeye using a swordfish as a saw, Olive's "swimming" on board, thinking she's in the ocean because he blindfolded head is in a bucket of water.

Overall, however, it isn't much: "fair," at best with primitive-looking artwork and no restoration on the DVD disc. This is part of the 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition of Popeye The Sailor Man in which there are 34 cartoons spread among two discs.


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