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Onion Pacific (1940)

The race is on for the state railroad franchise. It's the Sudden Pacific (Bluto) against the Onion Pacific (Popeye). Oh, and there's also a kiss from Olive for the winner. Bluto slows down ... See full summary »

Directors:

Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky (uncredited)

Writer:

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

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
Margie Hines Margie Hines ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
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The race is on for the state railroad franchise. It's the Sudden Pacific (Bluto) against the Onion Pacific (Popeye). Oh, and there's also a kiss from Olive for the winner. Bluto slows down Popeye's start by tossing a load of coal into his smokestack. Bluto then discovers that Olive has been thrown into his train by the force of the starting gun, so he makes her shovel his coal; she jumps to Popeye's train at the first chance. Bluto punches a hole in Popeye's boiler. Panic sets in when the parallel tracks merge crossing a bridge. The trains ride on one rail each with their captains holding on to each other to support them! Bluto grabs Popeye's driveshaft, so Popeye substitutes himself. But then Bluto throws a switch, sending Popeye's train into a crash. Time for spinach, and a quick rebuild. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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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 »

Quotes

Bluto: You're gonna ride with me and like it!
Olive Oyl: I don't wanna like it!
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Alternate Versions

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

Soundtracks

I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
(uncredited)
Written by Samuel Lerner
Played during the opening credits
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I've Been Workin' on the Railroad
4 January 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is pretty predictable as Popeye and Bluto compete in a train race. Of course, the big guy cheats and Popeye repairs. It's very clever as the carnage mounts. Popeye is routinely a person bound by fair play. Bluto takes advantage of this. Of course, with Popeye, violence will rule the day. Oh, Popeye's old friend spinach makes an appearance.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1940 (USA) See more »

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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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