Popeye pushes a baby pram down city sidewalks and lots of noise keeps the kid awake and crying. In typically brutal manner, Popeye deals with the noise makers including a busking Harpo Marx, music school, construction site, and car horns.
Popeye takes Olive to a stage show of a hypnotist (Bluto), who also levitates objects. While he's doing this, Popeye makes him lose his concentration, so in retaliation, the hypnotist pulls... See full summary »
A Mardi Gras celebration, looking pretty much like any carnival. Bluto is a strongman, claiming to be King of the Mardi Gras, and drawing a large crowd. Popeye, nearby, claims only, "I yam ... See full summary »
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 »
Popeye and Olive visit a dance hall, where a contest is in progress (though judge Wimpy seems far more interested in his hamburgers than the dancers). He dances terribly. Bluto cuts in, and... See full summary »
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
Written by Samuel Lerner
[Played during the opening credits and sung by Popeye toward the beginning] See more »
Shoein' Hosses (1934)
*** 1/2 (out of 4)
Another highly entertaining Popeye short has Olive Oyl firing Wimpy from her blacksmith shop so Bluto and Popeye must show who's the toughest in order to get the job. The entire six-minutes of the film deals with the men in a competition to see who is the strongest and this leads to plenty of funny scenes. The highlight is when the two put horseshoes on a couple horses and Popeye does so by laying the shoes on the ground and throwing the horse on them. Another very funny sequence has the two men getting wheels together for a cart. Wimpy's small cameo also contains some nice laughs as he can't get away from his hamburgers long enough to work.
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