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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 title is a spoof of Men in White (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]
Dr. Moe HowardDr. Curly HowardDr. Larry Fine: For duty and humanity!
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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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Clark Gable film becomes inspiration for a Three Stooges short
22 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As mentioned in Moe Howard's book MOE HOWARD & THE 3 STOOGES (Citadel Press, 1977), MEN IN BLACK (1934) an early Three Stooges short made at Columbia Pictures was a take off on MEN IN WHITE. "For duty and humanity" is a phrase used numerous times throughout this twenty minute comedy and is a central theme in the Clark Gable/Myrna Loy film which was released earlier that same year. MEN IN BLACK, which contains another reoccurring phrase (which many Three Stooges fans will remember immediately) "Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard", was nominated for the Academy Award in 1934 for best short. An abbreviated version of this short was reenactment in the ABC-TV movie THE THREE STOOGES (1999) which was produced by Mel Gibson, a well known Stooges enthusiast.


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