Beware of Barnacle Bill

Dave Fleischer | 1935 | ★★★½
When Popeye makes a proposal of marriage to his beloved Olive Oyl, he is dismayed to hear that she loves another – the one and only Barnacle Bill the Sailor. Never the less, undeterred, he dukes it out with his much larger love rival, fighting for her affections, but is found wanting – that is, until a large tin of muscle-popping spinach gives him the upper hand. Though relatively unimaginative, this slickly animated Fleischer brothers’ short proves thoroughly entertaining.