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Nertsery Rhymes (1933)

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A father and mother tell bedtime stories to their sons.

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Ted Healy ...
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Boys (as Howard) (as Fine and Howard)
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Boys (as Howard) (as Fine and Howard)
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Boys (as Howard) (as Fine and Howard)
Bonnie Bonnell ...
The Good Fairy (as Bonny)
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A father and mother tell bedtime stories to their sons.

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6 July 1933 (USA)  »

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Nursery Rhymes  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(2-strip Technicolor)

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Film debut of Curly Howard. See more »

Quotes

Larry: Little fly upon the track, a train came along and broke his back.
LarryCurlyMoe: Whoo whoo! Chugga chugga chugga chugga whoo whoo!
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.92 (2010) See more »

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The Story of the Lady in the Fan
Performed by Bonnie Bonnell
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Giving this first Three Stooges short a 10 is like putting an Chanel dress on a pig!
3 May 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

After seeing this film and looking at the reviews, it's obvious that this film is yet another case where rabid fans see EVERYTHING their favorite stars is in is pure cinema gold! Heck, giving ANY Three Stooge film a 10 is hard to imagine, but in the case of this abysmal film, it's a crime against common sense and IMDb fans! The reality is that this is a truly awful film in every possible way, though it is very important historically since it's the first Three Stooges film. Even most of the die-hard Stooges fans will hate this film as it's nothing like later films and just isn't funny.

Like all the early Stooge's films, their front man was Ted Healy--a rather obnoxious and abrasive vaudevillian who spent all his time smacking the crap out of the hapless Stooges. While in later Stooge films without Healy this violence was funny and comical, with Healy it tended to just be cruel and it was a great move by the boys to dump their rather vicious front man.

So why was it so bad? Well, it's very obvious that MGM didn't know what to do with the team and put very little effort into producing the film despite the fact that it was in the expensive Two-Color Technicolor process. This decision was less based on their commitment to the team and more because they had some existing two-color clips and wanted to combine them with the Stooge clips to save a few bucks. This was certainly NOT done in a seamless manner and the existing song and dance clips were simply dreadful--totally dull and unappealing. Plus, some of the clips and dialog have absolutely nothing to do with Nursery Rhymes! The end result was uninteresting and showed little to indicate that the team would one day make it big. Unfortunately for the studio, this trend continued until the team made the jump to Columbia and the rest is history.

See it only for historical purposes--don't say I didn't warn you!


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