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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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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Production number 156. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning, when we first see Moe Howard, he falls in next to a passing pedestrian to ask for "a dime for a hamburger". The shadow of the boom mic following them can be seen on the sidewalk. See more »

Quotes

Molly Gray: I bet you're the best football player.
Curley: I can't play football!
Molly Gray: Oh, you heroes are all so modest.
[Curley blushes]
Molly Gray: What I really meant was, what's included in your curriculum?
[Curley looks confused]
Molly Gray: I mean, what do you study?
Curley: Oh... music, songwriting, whatnots.
Molly Gray: Songwriting?
Curley: Yeah. You ever hear of "snow, snow, beautiful snow"?
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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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Not Bad. Not Great.
26 April 2005 | by (Southern California, United States) – See all my reviews

Like the previous reviewer mentioned, this movie is not the best they ever made. Part of that is attributed to the injuries that occurred on the set. Larry lost a tooth when one of the bit players mistimed a punch. Curly broke his leg in one of the scenes. Even the stunt doubles sustained injuries. These injuries probably affected their ability to perform at their best.

Nonetheless, I still think it's entertaining and funny.

This short was filmed at the Los Angeles Gilmore Stadium with the Loyola University football team as extras. The name "Three Little Pigskins" was in reference to Walt Disneys popular cartoon short "Three Little Pigs."


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