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Men in Black (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 28 September 1934 (USA)
The stooges become doctors at a large hospital where they disrupt patients and staff alike.

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(as Raymond McCarey)

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(story), (screenplay)
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Cast

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Dr. Moe Howard (as Moe)
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Dr. Larry Fine (as Larry)
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Dr. Curley Howard (as Curley)
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Storyline

The stooges are three doctors who graduated medical school by being in it for too many years. They come across such problems as an overly chirpy nurse, a mental patient, and a combination to a safe swallowed by the hospital superintendent in the course of their attempt to get through the day. Written by Mike "Nelson" <dagger@tiac.net>

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A TONIC for the "BLUES"!

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Comedy | Short

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28 September 1934 (USA)  »

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As Coisas estão Pretas  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The third Columbia short for The Three Stooges and their only one to be nominated for an Academy Award. They lost to La Cucaracha (1934). See more »

Goofs

In one scene, a janitor is repairing the broken glass in a door. The Stooges come running to it and the janitor smashes the glass and The Three Stooges jump through the opening. However, when the Stooges are in the office, they are shown opening and closing a door with no broken glass. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
PA announcer: Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard!
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Connections

Referenced in Young Doctors in Love (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

I Thought I Wanted You
(uncredited)
Music by Archie Gottler
Played during the opening credits
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Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard!
17 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This belongs in their top tier, although there were others, such as Micro-Phonies and Punch Drunks, that were more deserving of Oscar nominations than this one. But if nothing else, the recurring loudspeaker announcement, "Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard," followed by Curly's "Woo woo woo woo," makes this a classic on two levels. First, it symbolizes all that the Stooges represent; my daughter loves to repeat the announcement when she is in the middle of doing something silly. Second, the absurdity of these three as physicians in a hospital; I imagine the terror I would feel if I were a real patient in a real hospital and heard this announcement over the loudspeaker. Throughout this short, you hear that announcement and you know that something horrible is about to happen, and the loudspeaker voice stays with you for months afterward.


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