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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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Symphony of Punches  »

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This is the only one of their shorts that The Three Stooges wrote entirely themselves. Moe Howard wrote the treatment, and added Curly Howard and Larry Fine's names to it. See more »

Goofs

As Larry runs down the street for the first time, a voice can be heard saying "Hold it!....Stand back!" (obviously the director or a production assistant asking onlookers to get out of the way). 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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I Thought I Wanted You
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Written by Archie Gottler and Edward Eliscu
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Very Funny Stooges Comedy
19 June 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Punch Drunks" is a very good Three Stooges' comedy, with a typically silly situation leading to a lot of confusion and laughs. Moe is a struggling boxing manager who is eating lunch when he discovers that his waiter, Curly, transforms into a formidable fighter whenever he hears the song "Pop Goes the Weasel". Curly soon gets the chance to fight the champ. The fight sequence, cross-cut with Larry's frantic attempts to provide the needed musical accompaniment, is filled with laughs, and caps off a very funny short film. All three Stooges get the chance to perform at their best in this one.


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