Popeye the Sailor - The 1940s, Volume 1 (14 Color Theatrical Shorts)

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1. Her Honor the Mare (1943)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Popeye's nephews happen by just as the glue factory is rejecting a sorry looking horse and decide to take it home. They want to treat it as a house pet, despite the obvious problems; Popeye... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 52

2. The Marry-Go-Round (1943)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye wants to propose to Olive, but can't work up the nerve. His fellow sailor, Shorty, helps him.

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 66

3. W'ere on Our Way to Rio (1944)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye and Bluto sing the title song on their way to Rio riding on the back of a donkey. In Rio, they visit a nightclub, where the featured singer/dancer is, of course, Olive Oyl. Both of ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Dave Barry, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 67

4. The Anvil Chorus Girl (1944)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Popeye and Bluto pass by Olive's blacksmith shop and are smitten. Olive needs help, and of course, both of the boys offer, and demonstrate their prowess at blacksmithing.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 78

5. Spinach Packin' Popeye (1944)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Popeye donates blood, then dashes off to a boxing match with Bluto. He loses. Olive, who heard this on the radio, rejects him as no longer strong enough for her, and is preparing to join ... See full summary »

Directors: Izzy Sparber, Dave Fleischer | Stars: Burton Goodman, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 55

6. Puppet Love (1944)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Bluto builds a Popeye puppet and manipulates it to treat Olive rudely. Then he comes in and takes Olive away. When Popeye discovers the ruse, knocks Bluto out and ties puppet strings to him.

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 59

7. Pitchin' Woo at the Zoo (1944)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye takes Olive to the zoo, where she's spotted by zookeeper Bluto, who tries various stunts to impress her and/or get rid of Popeye. But Olive walks into the leopard cage, and before ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 52

8. Moving Aweigh (1944)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye and Shorty help Olive move. Unfortunately, they start by running into a police car, and keep running afoul of the officer.

Directors: Dan Gordon, Seymour Kneitel, Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jack Mercer, Arnold Stang

Votes: 53

9. She-Sick Sailors (1944)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bluto disguises himself as Superman in order to impress the comic book hero's biggest fan, Olive Oyl. A jealous Popeye becomes a real superhero by eating his spinach.

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 73

10. Pop-Pie a la Mode (1945)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short

Popeye sights land, disembarks from his raft and enters a café. He orders a meal, which the manager is glad to give him as he is a cannibal chef. Before long, Popeye finds in a large pot ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 57

11. Tops in the Big Top (1945)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Bluto is the ringmaster; Popeye is the star attraction. Bluto covets Popeye's assistant Olive. Popeye sticks his head in a lion's mouth, but Bluto has put a steak on Popeye's head. When he ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 61

12. Shape Ahoy (1945)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bluto and Popeye are vacationing on a men's only island, when Olive happens by on a shipwreck raft. They both pretend to ignore her, but woo her behind each other's back.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Mae Questel

Votes: 63

13. For Better or Nurse (1945)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The boys see lovely nurse Olive pass by and follow her to her hospital. She throws them out, so they scheme to hurt themselves enough to get hospitalized, with no luck. Bluto gets a wall to... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Mae Questel, Harry Welch

Votes: 63

14. Mess Production (1945)

Approved | Animation, Short

Olive Oyl, a regular Rosie the Riveter, receives a blow to the head from a swinging grappling hook, sending her into a sleepwalking state. Popeye and Bluto, two rival factory workers, fight each other for privilege of saving her life.

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Graham Place | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 40



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