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Beware of Barnacle Bill (1935)

To the classic tune of "Barnacle Bill the Sailor", Olive explains that she can't marry Popeye because she's in love with Barnacle Bill (an unusually large Bluto), who then comes by and ... See full summary »

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Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
William Costello William Costello ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
William Pennell William Pennell ... Bluto / Barnacle Bill (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

To the classic tune of "Barnacle Bill the Sailor", Olive explains that she can't marry Popeye because she's in love with Barnacle Bill (an unusually large Bluto), who then comes by and proceeds to pound Popeye (until he eats his spinach, of course). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1935 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title refers to the 19th century drinking song "Barnacle Bill the Sailor" that is also sung and acted out in the cartoon. See more »

Quotes

Popeye: I changed me mind so you could wed / your Barnacle Bill the sailor / You're nothin' but a cabbage head / Every dame's a selfish cat, they only turn and leave ya flat, just the way you did to that / poor Barnacle Bill the sailor. Goodbye!
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Here Comes the Navy (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Barnacle Bill the Sailor
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Aces & EIGHTS......
21 July 2018 | by redryan64See all my reviews

........But not a Dead Man's Hand !!

WITH THE RELEASE of this Popeye short, the Fleischer Studio managed to keep up a high standard of quality that was second only to that output from the Disney people. Artwork and animation continues to advance the cause of the craft toward that of a true art-form. (or at least a sub-genre of the motion picture).

AS IS THE case with all of the POPEYE Shorts of that period, te music was outstanding and tailor made to every picture. Other than the obvious adaptation of the Segar Comic Strip from King Features and the fulfilling of its purpose in providing the movie going public with some chuckles before any feature, the Fleischer team filled yet another niche. That would be providing a series of mini-musical comedies to add to any film exhibitors' programming.

THE ONLY DOWN side to the Popeye series was that it (much the same as the later Fleischer SUPERMAN cartoons) was Max & Dave Fleischer's top rated characters. This fact flew in the face of their being only licensed to the brothers from other copyright owners; those being King Features Syndicate and National Comics Publications respectively.


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