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Sock-a-Bye, Baby (1934)

Popeye pushes a baby pram down city sidewalks and lots of noise keeps the kid awake and crying. In typically brutal manner, Popeye deals with the noise makers including a busking Harpo Marx, music school, construction site, and car horns.

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Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
William Costello William Costello ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Baby (voice) (uncredited)
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Popeye is baby sitting, and the little one won't be quiet unless he's sleeping. Obstacles include Harpo Marx playing the harp on the street; a music school; a ship blowing its horn; a radio outside a radio store; a building construction site; blaring car horns. Popeye deals with all of these in the least efficient way possible. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1934 (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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Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Edited into Quiet! Pleeze (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Out of Nowhere
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Music by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Sung on the radio
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"Action speaks Louder then words" goes with Popeye the Sailor
20 December 2009 | by ja_kitty_71See all my reviews

"Action speaks Louder then words." At least that is what some people say. But once you watch this short, it proofs that this quote goes with Popeye the Sailor.

This short is of at simple situation: Popeye is baby-sitting, and no it is not Swee'Pea but Betty Boop's baby brother Billy; that's what I heard. Anyway, Popeye tries to make sure he takes his nap. But with the sounds of old New York it isn't easy: Like if Popeye hears a honk of a horn or the whistle of an ocean-liner, he would go and smash the noise-maker to bits. That is what I meant by: "Action speaks Louder then words."

My favorite scenes are when Popeye tries to sing Billy to put him asleep. Of course at the first verse of the song, it wasn't the "croaky" voice we all know. It was the natural singing voice of his voice-actor Billy Costello. I also love the scene when Popeye sends a punch by wire to a radio station and slugs the singer. So anyway, I really love this Popeye short.


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