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Never Kick a Woman (1936)

Popeye teaches Olive the art of self-defense, which comes in handy when a woman boxer flirts with him.

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Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Popeye and Olive pass a gym where an attractive woman is demonstrating boxing equipment. Popeye gets Olive to come in, where he teaches her to box. She has trouble at first, but when the pretty girl comes on to Popeye, she's inspired. They fight over Popeye, with Olive losing until she eats Popeye's spinach. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1936 (USA) See more »

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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

One of a number of Popeye shorts which were sent off to Asia in the 80's to undergo the infamous redraw and colorization process. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Popeye: That's not so bad for the weaker sex, huh?
Olive Oyl: Mm-hm. She doesn't look so weak to me.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Customers Wanted (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Learn the Art of Self Defense
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Bob Rothberg
Performed by Jack Mercer and Mae Questel
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Subtly erotic
25 August 2002 | by sandm1nSee all my reviews

Some subtle, and some not-so-subtle eroticism in this cartoon. The big blonde Mae West-type character is easily the sexiest woman ever in a Popeye cartoon, although Olive Oyl eventually changes that. There is both a black-and-white and a colorized version being shown on TV.


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