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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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Moe (as Howard)
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Larry (as Fine)
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Curly (as 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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Short | Comedy | Musical

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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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Trivia

Plane Nuts is one of the Special Features on the Warner Brothers DVD of Dancing Lady (1933). See more »

Quotes

Moe: Now when the music plays "The Gates of Hell are Open," that's where you walk in.
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Featured in The Lost Stooges (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Noontime Means Luncheon for Someone
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Composer unknown
Played on piano offscreen and sung several times by Ted Healy
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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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