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Wimmin Hadn't Oughta Drive (1940)

Popeye has a new car; Olive wants a driving lesson. Things don't go well.

Directors:

Dave Fleischer, Orestes Calpini (uncredited)

Writer:

George Manuell (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Margie Hines Margie Hines ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
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Popeye has a new car; Olive wants a driving lesson. Things don't go well.

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1940 (USA) See more »

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Fleischer Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of a number of Popeye shorts which were sent off to Asia in the 1980s to undergo the infamous redraw and colorization process. See more »

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Also available in a colorized version. See more »

Connections

Remade as Car-azy Drivers (1955) See more »

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Popeye creates his own nightmare here, but solves the mess in the end.
3 September 2003 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

In this one, Popeye "teaches" Olive how to drive. I'm curious as to who taught Popeye, as he neglects to impart Important Rule # 1: Pay attention to the road when navigating any vehicle anywhere. It isn't that Olive is totally inattentive. She's just not attentive to minor trivialities-like steering or the traffic around her. The title here shouldn't be "Wimmin Hadn't Oughta Drive" but rather, "Don't Let Olive Oyl Have Control Over Anything More Complex To Operate Than a Toothpick". Though I must confess that Popeye is no great mental heavyweight either, as he permits Olive behind the wheel in the first place! Great sight gags make this loads of fun. Jack Mercer was as great as always and the ending is fittingly apropos. Worth seeking out and most recommended.


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