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

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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 »
Continuity: The restaurant clock is stuck at 12 o'clock throughout all the initial restaurant scenes.See more »
Larry:Pardon Me, Stranger.
Mr. McGurn:What do You want?
Larry:I'm a Musician!
Mr. McGurn:So?
Larry:So, if You had some Music playing around here, You might increase Business.
Mr. McGurn:How much dough do You generally take?
Larry:About 250, but for You I'll take 200...
Mr. McGurn:I'll give You a Bowl of Soup.
Larry:I'll take it!
Mr. McGurn:...if You're good!
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Very Funny Stooges Comedy, 19 June 2001
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

"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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