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Pre-Hysterical Man (1948)

Popeye and Olive are atop the highest peak in Yellowstone Park; Olive falls off into a deep hole, where a caveman and dinosaur are still living. Olive almost ends up in the dinosaur, but ... See full summary »

Director:

Seymour Kneitel

Writers:

Carl Meyer (story), Jack Mercer (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ... Popeye / Caveman (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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Popeye and Olive are atop the highest peak in Yellowstone Park; Olive falls off into a deep hole, where a caveman and dinosaur are still living. Olive almost ends up in the dinosaur, but the caveman (longing for a woman) saves her. Olive falls for him, but Popeye, noticing Olive's absence, comes down and saves her from the caveman. They fight it out; the caveman stuffs Popeye into a not-quite-empty spinach can and feeds him to the dinosaur, but of course, Popeye breaks out and wins the day. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1948 (USA) See more »

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Famous Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Polacolor)
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Referenced in Robin Hood-Winked (1948) See more »

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Popeye and Olive get lost in a lost world.
15 June 2018 | by ultramatt2000-1See all my reviews

This short plays out like something straight out of a science-fiction/fantasy story. Popeye and Olive go into a cave and encounter a dinosaur and a caveman, who happens to be Bluto. It is up to Popeye to save Olive from Bluto's ancestor. The gags are funny. For instance, when Popeye beats up the dinosaur, it flies out of frame and lands in frame as a skeleton with a sign that reads "Dinosaur. Now Extinct." I highly recommend this cartoon as a short subject to play if you are having a screening party with friends and the main feature is a creature-from-lost-world movie such as UNKNOWN ISLAND (1948) or LAND UNKNOWN (1957). Not rated, but a G-rating would be nice, despite the silly cartoon violence that would strike nerves on the politically correct snot-balls who overreact at a drop of hat. On the bright side, the animation is nice, not to mention the music.


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