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Shoein' Hosses (1934)

Wimpy is such a terrible helper that blacksmith Olive fires him. Both Popeye and Bluto see the help wanted sign; they compete for the position. Of course, their competition wrecks the shop.

Directors:

Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
William Costello William Costello ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
William Pennell William Pennell ... Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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Wimpy is such a terrible helper that blacksmith Olive fires him. Both Popeye and Bluto see the help wanted sign; they compete for the position. Of course, their competition wrecks the shop.

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Featured in I'm in the Army Now (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
(uncredited)
Written by Samuel Lerner
[Played during the opening credits and sung by Popeye toward the beginning]
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Very Good
22 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1934 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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