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Release Date:
13 July 1934 (USA) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Curly Howard ... Curley, aka K.O. Stradivarius (as Curley)
Dorothy Granger ... Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Billy Bletcher ... Fight Announcer (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Kilduff Cornerman (uncredited)
Chuck Callahan ... Mr. McGurn (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ... Plug-Ugly #1 in Restaurant (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Killer Kilduff (uncredited)
Arthur Housman ... Fight Timekeeper (uncredited)
William Irving ... Kilduff's Manager (uncredited)
Ray Jones ... K.O. Cornerman (uncredited)
Harry Keaton ... K.O. Cornerman (uncredited)
Jack Kenney ... K.O. Cornerman (uncredited)
Charles King ... Man on Truck (uncredited)
Jack 'Tiny' Lipson ... Fat Ringsider (uncredited)
Larry McGrath ... Referee (uncredited)
Frank Moran ... Plug-Ugly #3 in Restaurant (uncredited)
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ... Plug-Ugly #2 in Restaurant (uncredited)
Art Rowlands ... Spectator (uncredited)
Harry Watson ... Kid in Fight Crowd (uncredited)

Directed by
Lou Breslow 
Writing credits
Jack Cluett (screenplay)

Curly Howard (story) (as Jerry Howard) and
Larry Fine (story) and
Moe Howard (story)

Produced by
Jules White .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Henry Freulich 
Film Editing by
Robert Carlisle 
Music Department
Louis Silvers .... musical arrangements (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
17 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: After Curly beats up his opponent, the next scene shows the opponent's managers knocked out on the floor as well yet we don't know how they got there.See more »
Larry:I lost my balance.
Moe:Oh, ya lost your balance, eh?
Moe:Well go find it!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Saps at Sea (1940)See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
I Love This Short!, 16 May 2000
Author: The Peacemaker from Alberta, Canada

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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