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Punch Drunks (1934)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  13 July 1934 (USA)
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Moe discovers Curly's unknown boxing talent when he knocks out the Champ at a restaurant when Larry plays "Pop Goes the Weasal" on the violin. Moe becomes Curly's manager, and they win ... See full summary »

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Moe discovers Curly's unknown boxing talent when he knocks out the Champ at a restaurant when Larry plays "Pop Goes the Weasal" on the violin. Moe becomes Curly's manager, and they win every fight, with the help of Larry. At the championship game, though, Larry's violin breaks. Curly is getting beat down bad when Larry makes his unexpected entrance and helps Curly prevail. Written by Patrick Lin <pjustinl@worldnet.att.net>

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Trivia

The man who falls off the back of the truck when Larry drives it away ended up breaking his leg from the fall in real life. See more »

Goofs

When Curly gets back from lunch in the beginning, he has nothing in his hands as he has just come from outside yet in the very next shot, he has a small pad and pencil in his hands. See more »

Quotes

[KO Stradivarius tries to leave the boxing ring but gets caught in the ropes]
KO Stradivarius: Time out! Time out!
Moe: I suppose you'll want the afternoon off.
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Referenced in The Three Stooges (1987) See more »

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I Thought I Wanted You
(opening title music)
Written by Archie Gottler and Edward Eliscu
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One of their best shorts!
14 March 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Have seen this episode over and over for more than 40 years and still remains my favorite Stooges short. Seems however, that some editing has been done in the end of the film where a bunch of guys are knocked out in the ring with no apparent reason. Curly knocked them all out but this footage seems to have been lost over the years. Anyone with a copy showing this action has a real treasure! Funniest parts are when Larry is serenading girl and Moe pours a bucket of water over his head. Moe crashes big wooden radio over Larry's head. Larry drives truck away with guy standing in back. Guy falls out onto street an actually breaks his arm in real life. Larry catches fish while standing on his head in a swamp.


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