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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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boxing | manager | waiter | arena | violinist | See more »

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Symphony of Punches  »

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Trivia

The cathedral-style radio that Larry takes to the ring is a General Electric model K-64. He takes it from an RCA shop, but at the time GE made radios for RCA. It is plausible that the radio would continue to play after leaving the front of the shop, as they could be made to run on batteries. When the radio is seen at ringside, its front panel has been changed, doubtless part of the modifications made so it would do minimal damage to Larry when it was smashed down over his head. See more »

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Fight fans are seen milling outside the arena at night before the big fight. But when Larry runs outside after breaking his violin, it is clearly broad daylight. See more »

Quotes

Larry: I lost my balance.
Moe: Oh, ya lost your balance, eh?
Larry: Yeah.
Moe: Well go find it!
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Referenced in Saps at Sea (1940) 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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I Love This Short!
16 May 2000 | by (Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm not a stooge fan, but this is funny! Curly is pretty much insane when he does that, the way he dances around like he's chasing his tail. What I like is that Larry, being a violinist before a stooge, plays the violin! (That's how I guessed what his instrument was on a quiz.) A real must-see for stooge fans (and I'm not even one of them!)


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