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Punch Drunks (1934)

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

Larry Fine's violin talent was developed when he took up the instrument in therapy after a childhood injury to his arms. It became a trademark of his during his The Three Stooges career. See more »

Goofs

It's obvious that the audience in KO Stradivarius' fight is stock footage from the 1920s, judging by the film speed, fashions, and orthochromatic film stock used, being shown in a continuous loop. Take a look at the guy in the middle of the footage who keeps shaking his friend's neck. See more »

Quotes

Curley: What'll ya have?
Moe: I'll have four pieces of burnt toast and a rotten egg.
Curley: Why do you want that?
Moe: I gotta tapeworm and it's good enough for him.
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Edited into A Hit with a Miss (1945) See more »

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I Thought I Wanted You
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Music by Archie Gottler
[Played during the opening credits]
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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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