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A Jolly Good Furlough (1943)

Popeye is doing a great job of sinking Japanese ships (complete with toilet-flush sound effect). A carrier pigeon brings him notice that he's been granted a month furlough, which he plans ... See full summary »

Directors:

Dan Gordon, Joseph Oriolo (uncredited)

Writer:

Joe Stultz (story) (as Joseph Stultz)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Margie Hines Margie Hines ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye / Nephews (voice) (uncredited)
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Popeye is doing a great job of sinking Japanese ships (complete with toilet-flush sound effect). A carrier pigeon brings him notice that he's been granted a month furlough, which he plans to spend with Olive and his nephews. But on arrival, he's run over by Olive, who immediately leaves him alone with his nephews, who are practicing home defense. Popeye falls for their booby-trapped hammock, and also barely survives the demonstrations of their other skills, notably camouflage. He ends up in a beehive; the displaced bees take up residence in a gas mask, which a nephew slaps on Popeye; the bees then manage to fly Popeye all through the house, then drop him on the ground, where his nephews bandage him all too thoroughly. That's enough for Popeye, who heads back to the front; the pigeon tries to deliver notice of an extra two weeks, but Popeye will have none of it. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1943 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Famous Studios See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
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Connections

References Kings Row (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

William Tell Overture
Music by Gioachino Rossini
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Home not Attractive
18 January 2006 | by tedgSee all my reviews

I've been watching propaganda movies recently. I don't think we appreciate the government influence on the industry, and its easiest to see here.

In this case, the message seems to be that GIs can be relatively happy away compared to home.

The story is that Popeye comes home to his girlfriend and family and finds them a hassle, so much so that he runs back to the front and shoots at the messenger that brings further leave. You can almost see the memo about what it was supposed to illustrate.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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