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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)
Casey Colombo ... 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)

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Columbia production reel #116.See more »
Continuity: After Larry steals the radio, he is shown running across the street almost getting hit by a car. A few minutes later he is shown crossing the same street almost getting hit again by the same car.See more »
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Three Stooges (1987) (VG)See more »
I Thought I Wanted YouSee more »


List: Wacky boxing
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
One of their best shorts!, 14 March 2003
Author: mwb58 from USA

Have seen this episode over and over for more than 40 years and still remains my favorite Stooges short. Seems however, that some editing has been done in the end of the film where a bunch of guys are knocked out in the ring with no apparent reason. Curly knocked them all out but this footage seems to have been lost over the years. Anyone with a copy showing this action has a real treasure! Funniest parts are when Larry is serenading girl and Moe pours a bucket of water over his head. Moe crashes big wooden radio over Larry's head. Larry drives truck away with guy standing in back. Guy falls out onto street an actually breaks his arm in real life. Larry catches fish while standing on his head in a swamp.

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