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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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One of The Stooges Very Best Comedies!!! See more (19 total) »


  (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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In 2002, "Punch Drunks" was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant", the only Stooge film to achieve such an honor.See more »
Continuity: In the shot of Mr. McGurn on the ceiling fan, the restaurant door is open; the Stooges then open the closed door as they leave.See more »
[KO Stradivarius tries to leave the boxing ring but gets caught in the ropes]
KO Stradivarius:Time out! Time out!
Moe:I suppose you'll want the afternoon off.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Saps at Sea (1940)See more »
I Thought I Wanted YouSee more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
One of The Stooges Very Best Comedies!!!, 27 December 2005
Author: lostcatshotel from hamiton

The amazing thing to me is that Larry finds a man on a Truck with a record player playing Pop Goes The Weasel.The Record never ends and even when Larry crashes the truck through a brick wall the song is still playing at exactly the right spot. And Al Hill was a professional fighter albeit with a career than ended about ten years before this comedy. And Curly was the Butterbean of his generation,on a smaller scale. Look for Maxie Rosenbloom as one of the Fighters that Curly knocks out in the Cafe. And when we watch we love how the little shove that Moe gives Larry ends up with him being about ten feet away,head first in the stream. One of my Favorite Stooge Comedies!

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