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Popeye Meets William Tell (1940)

William fires an arrow, barely missing Popeye; then tells Popeye that he has just lost his son in an unfortunate arrow incident (the picture of his son is Groucho Marx). Tell then defies ... See full summary »

Directors:

Dave Fleischer, Shamus Culhane (uncredited)

Writer:

Dan Gordon (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... High Governor (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye / Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Carl Meyer Carl Meyer ... William Tell (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

William fires an arrow, barely missing Popeye; then tells Popeye that he has just lost his son in an unfortunate arrow incident (the picture of his son is Groucho Marx). Tell then defies the king and is ordered to shoot an apple off his son's head; Popeye stands in for his son. The arrow goes astray, but it hits Popeye's can of spinach. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Popeye Meets William Tell 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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Trivia

The photo of William Tell's "late" son is actually an animated photo of Groucho Marx. The wife of this short film's director Shamus Culhane is Maxine Marx who is the niece of Groucho Marx. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
Music by Samuel Lerner
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I Liked the William Tell Character
5 January 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Popeye is in Switzerland and meets up with William Tell, the great archer, famous for shooting an apple off his son's head. The king is offended by the archer and decides to have him beheaded. Popeye gets into the act because he doesn't want to see harm come to Tell. It's a pretty weak effort all told.


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