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Flies Ain't Human (1941)

Popeye is trying to take a nap, but he's plagued by house flies that keep landing on him. He gets rid of most of them, but one in particular seems bent on making Popeye's life miserable, ... See full summary »

Director:

Dave Fleischer

Writer:

Eric St. Clair (story)

Star:

Jack Mercer
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ... Popeye / Fly (voice) (uncredited)
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Popeye is trying to take a nap, but he's plagued by house flies that keep landing on him. He gets rid of most of them, but one in particular seems bent on making Popeye's life miserable, particularly after Popeye makes the mistake of flicking it into a can of spinach. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flies Ain't Human 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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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 »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Remade as The Fly's Last Flight (1949) See more »

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It's A Bird, It's A Plane......It's Superfly!
24 November 2008 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This Popeye cartoon starts off kind of slow but once it kicks in, it's fast-paced and hilarious, thanks to a little fly.

Popeye is snoring away, enjoying a solid nap when a bunch of flies land on his head. Our Man uses his handy pipe to scoop up and blow away all the annoying insects.....but his problem isn't totally solved.

Nearby is one other fly, who decides he's going to bother Popeye, who is back to sleep. This little guy is given a similar treatment but instead of going out the window, winds up in a can of spinach! Of course, he eats it....and then becomes Superfly!!

That's where the real fun starts because this fly now can do amazing things, and funny things, I might add. Popeye is no match for a fly with spinach in his stomach and the sight gags are very clever as the two "humans" go at each other.

You'll laugh out loud a number of times watching this.


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