Fright to the Finish

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Fright to the Finish
Directed bySeymour Kneitel
Produced bySeymour Kneitel
Izzy Sparber
Story byJack Mercer
StarringJack Mercer
Mae Questel
Jackson Beck
Music byWinston Sharples
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
August 27, 1954
Running time
6 minutes
CountryUnited States

Fright to the Finish is a 1954 animated American short film directed by Seymour Kneitel and Al Eugster starring Jack Mercer as Popeye.[1][2][3]

Plot summary[edit]

It is Halloween night and Olive is reading ghost stories to Popeye and Bluto. Both of the men want to have alone time with Olive, with Popeye wondering if Bluto hasn't got a home to go to and Bluto wondering what to do to get rid of "that runt" Popeye. Bluto pretends to leave in order to stage various pranks (a headless man, an animated skeleton, and a sheet-over-balloon ghost) to scare Olive and Popeye. He pins the blame on Popeye, who is kicked out of the house by Olive, and Bluto goes to comfort her.

Popeye gets back at Bluto by going into Olive's bedroom through her window (which was still open) and uses a jar of vanishing cream to make himself invisible. He scares both Olive and Bluto (mainly Bluto), and Bluto eventually runs out of Olive's house. Popeye reveals himself and Olive kisses him for saving her, getting red lipstick all over Popeye's face. Popeye turns to the audience and says, "Loves them ghosts." [4]


The cast consists of:[5]


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