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Spree Lunch (1957)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 21 June 1957 (USA)
Popeye opens a diner; Bluto pulls one up right across the street. Wimpy comes along, and they compete for his business. The competition escalates, until finally they are throwing things at ... See full summary »

Directors:

Seymour Kneitel, Thomas Johnson (uncredited)

Writer:

Jack Mercer (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Popeye opens a diner; Bluto pulls one up right across the street. Wimpy comes along, and they compete for his business. The competition escalates, until finally they are throwing things at each other; Wimpy stands between them and snags a complete meal from the stream of objects passing overhead. Another spinach-free Popeye. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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This is the last use of the "Bluto" name until The All-New Popeye Hour (1978). The comics and merchandise used "Sonny Boy" "Mr. Mean" and "Mean Man" for Bluto-like-characters until 1960 when the name Brutus was used for Popeye the Sailor (1960). See more »

Quotes

Bluto: [after Arriving across the street from Popeye's Diner setting up his own] Pretty nifty rig, eh Popeye?
Popeye: Bluto that's unetical.
Bluto: Listen runt, a little competition never hurt anybody.
Popeye: I says, you gotta move that chow wagon!
Bluto: And who's gonna make me?
Popeye: I am!
Bluto: Oh ya?
Wimpy: [Wimpy walks through them as they confront each other] Pardon me gentleman.
BlutoPopeye: A CUSTOMER!
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One of the Best of the Series
31 March 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Spree Lunch (1957)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Popeye and Bluto open restaurants right across from one another so when Wimpy comes walking by they must fight to try and get his business.

SPREE LUNCH was the next to last Popeye short and it's one of the best. This one here was highly creative in regards to what it does in order to get a laugh and the film is willing to do just about anything for that laugh. There are many highlights to be found here including some wonderful gags being played as Wimpy is a pawn in the game as he gets dragged, sneezed and blown from one location to the next. This all leads up to a wild food fight where Wimpy is certainly the winner. If you're a fan of Popeye then you're going to love this short because it's just so wild, over-the-top and downright fun. It's certainly one of the best that you're going to see.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kallen kuppila See more »

Company Credits

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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