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

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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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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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Featured in The Lost Stooges (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Make A Happy Landing (The Lucky Day I Land You)
(uncredited)
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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An Absolute Delight! A "Must See"
26 May 2008 | by (Henderson, Nv. USA) – See all my reviews

Through the years, I've seen stills and miscellaneous data about this one, and I thought it was "lost", but came upon it in a Stooges video package a few days ago. This is not the stereotypical "3 Stooges", but Howard, Fine & Howard doing pure vaudeville on film! The slapstick is primitive and crude with no added sound effects, the acting is purely stage wooden. But the pleasant highlight of the film is the excellent pre-Busby Berkely choreography done by the Albertina Rasch Dancers who take up the bulk of the film's length. For purposes of comparison with the Stooges comedies we all know, the three on stage with Ted Healy and Bonny Bonnell (Ted's 1st wife) gives us a glimpse of their beginnings. Even with Healy slapping them around, (not funny but rather cruel), we can see their individual characters beginning to form.

For anyone interested in what the Stooges looked like before the Columbia shorts, this is one to watch! Catch it if you can, you'll be pleasantly surprised.


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