Ted Healy and His Stooges alternate mildly risque vaudeville routines with semi-elaborate Berkeleyesque musical numbers with beautiful chorines.

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The Big Idea (1934)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short
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Ted Healy is the proprietor of the "Big Idea Scenario Company" (Ideas While You Wait). Unfortunately, various visitors to his one-room office constantly interrupt his train of thought. ... See full summary »

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Woman Haters (1934)
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Dancing Lady (1933)
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Jimmy Durante asks popular song writing team Mack Gordon and Harry Revel to demonstrate some of their songs. There is interplay with impersonator Florence Desmond, Ben Turpin, Rudy Vallee and many others.

Director: Louis Lewyn
Stars: Ted Healy, Bonnie Bonnell, Moe Howard
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Ted Healy and His Stooges alternate mildly risque vaudeville routines with semi-elaborate Berkeleyesque musical numbers with beautiful chorines.

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Comedy | Short

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14 October 1933 (USA)  »

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Around the World Backwards  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Production number 680. See more »

Quotes

Ted Healy: Noontime means luncheon for someone - Nighttime means sleep for the same - Daytime means brightness for someone - But to me they all mean the rain.
[Ted keeps trying to sing this song, but something goes wrong every time]
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Connections

Referenced in Seinfeld: The Suicide (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
(1896) (uncredited)
Written by John Philip Sousa
Played in the second production number
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2 From Healy
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Plane Nuts (1933)

** (out of 4)

Ted Healy and Howard, Fine and Howard (future Three Stooges) put on one of their acts here but I've gotta think the act was funnier in person than this is. The film has a couple musical numbers, which are very big and quite impressive. The actual comedy show has a fair share of laughs but this early version of the Stooges isn't nearly as good as when they moved to Columbia. I think one of the biggest differences are the sound effects, which were added to the Columbia shorts.

Big Idea, The (1934)

1/2 (out of 4)

Incredibly bad MGM short has Ted Healy and His Stooges (future Three Stooges) working at the "Big Idea Company" where they come up with new ideas while people wait in the office. I had to read the IMDb listing to come up with a plot because I couldn't spot one while watching the film. There isn't a single laugh anywhere in the film and that includes the Stooges who come off really, really bad. A really horrible film with an awful dance sequence.


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