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Beer and Pretzels (1933)

Ted Healy and the 3 Stooges are fired and evicted from a theatre because Ted is annoys women working there. They then get jobs as waiters at a night club. Chaos leads to destruction of the business. At the end, Ted pursues another woman.

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A vaudeville show is playing, but the bottom billed act of Heely, Heely, Heely & Heely (who have the first names Ted, Larry, Curly & Moe) have just been fired because Ted has been fooling around with girls telling them he can get them into show business, which in turn always gets him into trouble. Their next job is as waiters in a restaurant that has a floor show. Since they end up not being very adept waiters which causes much havoc amongst themselves and with the customers, they may as well sit back, eat the food, watch and enjoy (sort of) the floor show and in turn take over the floor show, much to the restaurant manager's chagrin. But the havoc continues and Ted has a fitting conclusion to his problems. Written by Huggo

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26 August 1933 (USA)  »

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Beer Gardens  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Production number 690. See more »

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Steins On The Table
Music by Al Goodhart
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Performed by Bonnie Bonnell, Jack Smith, Martin Sperzel and an unidentified tap dance trio
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Ted Healy and his Stooges (Moe, Larry & Curley).
30 August 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Beer and Pretzels (1933) was one of the first one screen appearances of the Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curley Howard line-up. The "brains" behind the trio is Ted Healy. He bullies and punks out his "stooges" as he mack's on women. Curley is thin in his role as the central comic foil of the group. The trio hasn't fine honed their permanent characteristics of the lovable doofs that we have grown to love over the next eleven years.

A strange short. I was a bit shocked to Moe being smacked around by someone else. It felt odd and I wished that Ted Healy would have made a few more shorts with them. But Healy was a complicated individual. I wish someone would make a biographical picture on him. That guy was something else.

Recommended as a curio.


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