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Soup to Nuts (1930)

Mr. Schmidt's costume store is bankrupt because he spends his time on Rube Goldberg-style inventions; the creditors send a young manager who falls for Schmidt's niece Louise, but she'll ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Otto Schmidt
Frances McCoy ...
Queenie
George Bickel ...
Gustav 'Gus' Klein
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Louise - Otto's Niece
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Richard Carlson
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Fireman (as Harry Howard)
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Mr. D. Quincy Throckmorton
Fred Sanborn ...
Mute Fireman
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Ralph Elmer ...
Magician
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Mr. Schmidt's costume store is bankrupt because he spends his time on Rube Goldberg-style inventions; the creditors send a young manager who falls for Schmidt's niece Louise, but she'll have none of him. Schmidt's friends Ted, Queenie, and some goofy firemen try to help out; things come to a slapstick head when Louise needs rescuing from a fire. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Rube Goldberg's girly, goofy farce. See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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28 September 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rube Goldberg's Soup to Nuts  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The real-life wives of The Three Stooges do not appear in this film, though the Stooges address their on-screen "wives" with the same names as their real wives. The rumor that their real-life wives appear in the film is probably because of the on-location candid pictures of the wives, Gertrude "Babe" Howard and Helen Howard appear in several books. The rumor may have also been started from incorrect information in one of those books. A picture of the Stooges and their on-screen "wives" appears in the book "The Three Stooges--The Triumphs and Tragedies of The Most Popular Comedy Team of All Time" by Jeff Forrester and Tom Forrester. See more »

Goofs

When Ted and the Stooges leave after breaking the window of a tailor shop, the stuttering tailor yells "You have to buy me a new mirror", rather than "window". See more »

Quotes

Fireman Shemp: It was so hot last night, I had to get up and take off my socks.
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Connections

Referenced in Night Court: From Snoop to Nuts: Part 2 (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Bolero
(1928) (uncredited)
Written by Maurice Ravel
Strains played on trombone by Charles Winninger and on clarinet by George Bickel
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Stooges screen debut: Excellent!
28 April 2001 | by (CA, USA) – See all my reviews

Sure, there are some things about Soup To Nuts that aren't really great, but the fact that the Stooges are in it...THAT's great. It's not necessarily based on them, but their appearance every now and then is always funny. And it's worth sitting through the rest of the movie to get to the end. Moe, Larry and Shemp put on a classic Stooge performance. They're firefighters trying to save people, put out the fire, and smack each other around all at the same time. It's excellent. All Three Stooges fans should see it. I could care less about Ted Healy and the other cast members. I just want to see the Stooges!


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