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Plane Nuts (1933)

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

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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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14 October 1933 (USA)  »

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Around the World Backwards  »

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Trivia

The Stooges were to appear in a segment where they fly around the world backwards, but it was cut from the final version. This footage is discussed, with production photos, in Leonard Maltin's television documentary The Lost Stooges (1990). See more »

Quotes

Moe: Now, in this next scene I play the part of a count.
Ted Healy: Yeah?
Moe: I drive up to my castle on horseback.
Ted Healy: Yeah?
Moe: Up to my castle, up in my bedroom, and there's two ladies in muh bed.
Ted Healy: Yeah?
Moe: Whattaya think happens?
Ted Healy: I don't know. What happens?
Moe: I say one of you broads gotta get outta here.
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Referenced in Kong: Skull Island (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Make A Happy Landing (The Lucky Day I Land You)
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Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Copyright 1931 by DeSylva, Brown & Henderson, Inc.
Composed for the MGM musical Flying High (1931)
Clip original from the Busby Berkeley production number from Flying High (1931)
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No wonder Vaudeville is dead...
18 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

It's hard to sit through this miserable MGM short wherein THE THREE STOOGES go through their paces with TED HEALY acting as a sort of master of ceremonies in an act that falls flat before the first two minutes are over.

At least the Stooges get into their slapstick routine of face slapping nonsense with their usual aplomb, but Healy is neither charismatic as a performer nor much of a singer, given the songs he attempts to sing here.

The only bit of inspiration comes from the dance routines that a bevy of chorus girls do, twirling propellers around and photographed from above in Busby Berkeley manner for some eye catching formations simulating planes.

This is the kind of act that must have killed vaudeville. I found myself impatiently waiting for the twenty minute short to conclude. Not soon enough for me. Agonizingly bad stuff, dated and cornball from start to finish and a bit crude in the style of humor.


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