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Men in Black (1934)

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

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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 &view=simple&sort=alpha" >Mike "Nelson" <dagger@tiac.net>

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A TONIC for the "BLUES"!

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Comedy | Short

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Release Date:

28 September 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Coisas estão Pretas  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 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

Hiccupping Nurse: Oh, Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard! Is it true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away?
Dr. Moe Howard: Yes, that's true.
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"For duty and humanity!"
4 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The summary above is the battle cry that starts and ends this episode as the boys graduate from medical school are given diplomas only because they had been in school too long! (huh??)

They begin their internship at Los Arms Hospital. At various times in this ultra- silly short we see the three "doctors" going down the hospital hallway in a bicycle, a horse and in Soap Box Derby-type cars.

They meet a goofy nurse and several goofy patients and perform a memorable operation of the hospital boss. In all, it's good, but not great. However, it might be one of the most famous Stooges shorts ever, and one of the looniest. Who can forget the switchboard cry: "Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard!"?


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