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Three Little Pigskins (1934)

The stooges are mistaken by a gangster for the "Three Horsemen of Boulder Dam", famous football players. Hired to play for his team, they blow the big game and get it in the end. Lucille Ball has a nice part as a gun moll.

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The Stooges are beggars in suits. They are hired to advertise the upcoming game at Boulder Dam in football uniforms, when they are mistaken for 3 great players by a gambler. But the trio can't turn down the big $ offer. Written by Patrick Lin <pjustinl@worldnet.att.net>

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Watch 'em carry gloom offside - and goal you with glee!

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Tres magos del futbol  »

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Trivia

When The Three Stooges as football players pile on to some photographers, director Ray McCarey wanted the Stooges to do the stunt themselves. They refused, saying it was too dangerous and to get stunt men to do it. McCarey assured them they wouldn't be hurt, but they still refused. McCarey got three stunt men to do it, and two of the three, as well as the actors playing the photographers, wound up with broken arms and legs. See more »

Goofs

The gangsters, who are trying to enter the room where The Three Stooges are hiding, clearly push the door open a couple of times. However, on the Stooges' side, the door does not open at all. See more »

Quotes

Moe: [Curley shows up after Moe and Larry have waited five hours] Where ya been?
Curley: You told me to go to the red light, didn't you?
Moe: And?
Curley: Well, that red light was a bus going to Boston.
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Connections

Featured in The Lady with the Torch (1999) See more »

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Eastmoor College March
(opening theme) (uncredited)
Written by Louis Silvers
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Classic Stooges
25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Three Little Pigskins (1934)

*** (out of 4)

Gangster mistake the Three Stooges for professional athletes and get them involved in a football game with big cash on the line. Here's one of the better shorts from the series with non-stop gags, although most of the gags come from the first half of the film and not the second half that deals with the game. The various misadventures inside the girl's apartment are terrific and especially they escape down the shoot.

Now available on Columbia's 2-disc collection, which features over 20 shorts.


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