Fright to the Finish

Fright to the Finish is a 1954 animated American short film directed by Seymour Kneitel and Al Eugster starring Jack Mercer as Popeye. The short was released by Paramount Pictures on August 27, 1954.


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.