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Females Is Fickle (1940)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 8 March 1940 (USA)
Olve brings her new goldfish onto Popeye's ship, but the fish jumps out of its bowl and into the sea. Olive convinces Popeye to go after it, but the fish wants to play and manages to avoid ... See full summary »

Directors:

Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar (uncredited)

Writer:

Joe Stultz (story) (as Joseph E. Stultz)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... Jellyfish (voice) (uncredited)
Margie Hines Margie Hines ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Olve brings her new goldfish onto Popeye's ship, but the fish jumps out of its bowl and into the sea. Olive convinces Popeye to go after it, but the fish wants to play and manages to avoid Popeye until both get trapped inside a jellyfish. After taking a severe pounding from the jellyfish, Popeye eats his spinach, takes on various other marine life, and returns the goldfish to its bowl. But Olive can see the fish is unhappy in the bowl, and sets it free again, which is more than Popeye can stand. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1940 (USA) 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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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

Popeye: [singing] You can bet your last nickel that women is fickle, says Popeye the Sailor Man!
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Alternate Versions

There is a redrawn colorized version from 1987 originally commissioned by Ted Turner. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Porky's Snooze Reel (1941) See more »

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That's Some Goldfish
3 January 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Olive shows up on Popeye's boat with a goldfish. When it falls in the ocean, Popeye is expected to rescue it. This leads to all kinds of problems. The thing leads him on a chase that won't end. When all is said and done, Olive really overreaches and the result is quite appropriate. Usually, Popeye must expend his spinach to battle Bluto or some huge bad guy. Here, it is to catch a little fish.


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