A Clean Shaven Man (1936)

A Clean Shaven ManA Clean Shaven Man Review

 A Clean Shaven Man is a 1936 animated short from Popeye the Sailor series. It is one of the funniest Popeye cartoons of all time.

This short is such a good one. Popeye and Bluto are forced to shave each other and whereas Popeye does truly shave him, he gets tortured when his turn comes. The premise is simple, but works wonders for the series and especially its characters. Bluto continues to be the highlight and his torture methods are all elaborate and well thought out. But Popeye is fantastic as he mostly is with his signature redneck talk and some fun looks on his face.

But Olive is great and that ending in which she goes out with Wimpy is hilarious. But I did not like the kicking in the butt conclusion afterwards and I did not like that Popeye’s reaction to the torture was that late. But overall, A Clean Shaven man works mostly due to its humor which is the best in a long time. I laughed out loud many times and those two are both terrific in this one. It is one of the best Popeye cartoons in years.

A Clean Shaven Man is such an incredibly funny short with Popeye and Bluto both being superb and with the scenario being very well played out.

 My Rating – 4.3

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