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Spinach Fer Britain (1943)

A German sub destroys a rowboat, a buoy, and another German sub (obviously, not the pride of the fleet). Meanwhile, Popeye, with a boat full of "spinach fer Britain", rams into the sub by ... See full summary »

Director:

Izzy Sparber (as I. Sparber)

Writer:

Carl Meyer (story)

Star:

Jack Mercer
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Uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
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A German sub destroys a rowboat, a buoy, and another German sub (obviously, not the pride of the fleet). Meanwhile, Popeye, with a boat full of "spinach fer Britain", rams into the sub by accident. The sub cuts Popeye's ship in half with machine-gun fire, separating him from the spinach; it then sends a torpedo into the remains, which Popeye collects in a rowboat. Popeye spins the sub upside down, then ends up in a mine field (again barely saving the spinach). After another run-in, the spinach lands in the sub, and Popeye ends up underwater, where he opens his own can and smashes the Nazis into the mine field. He rows the sub full of spinach into the fog, and ultimately right to #10 Downing Street. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Animation | Comedy | Short | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1943 (USA) See more »

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Famous Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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At the very end, Popeye's pipe plays the "V for Victory" tune. See more »

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Popeye Survives The 'Nutzi' Sub Attack!
18 January 2009 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Well, this World War II cartoon makes fun of the "Nutzis," as Popeye calls the Nazis and has our Sailor Guy take a real beating before opening his can of spinach and taking charge.

Prior to his triumph of delivering a small ship's worth of spinach to 10 Downing Street in Great Britain, Popeye and his ship get blown up five times! Yeah, the Germans in their submarines really give it it him big-time. Part of the problem was that Popeye thought all those holes in his ship were just made by a big woodpecker! Finally, he wakes up and states, "That was so woodpecker; it's a subterini!" Sometimes our hero sounds like Curly of the Three Stooges.

The cartoon mocks the Germans and their use of the "Heil Hitler" salute. These are okay to be shown on TV today, but the anti-Japanese movies are banned, I have read.


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