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Three Little Pigskins (1934)

 -  Short | Comedy | Sport  -  8 December 1934 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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

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Short | Comedy | Sport

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8 December 1934 (USA)  »

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Tres magos del futbol  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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[At 00:00:57, Joe Stack's phone rings. There is where YORK-2735 is]. The phone number, appears as YORK-2735. YORK's first three letters is the 967 prefix. Therefore, 967-2735 is/was the the phone number, of Joe Stack. See more »

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Near the beginning of the film, when we first see Moe, 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!
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[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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Has Its Moments (and famous guest star) But Overall Not Up To Expectations
7 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The big professional football game between the Cubs and the Tigers is coming up on the weekend and the Tigers' owner is just informed that his three best backs got plastered and rolled over in their car. Now he has to go out and find three players, fast. He's told about some great amateur backs - The Three Horsemen - at Boulder Dam College.

Meanwhile, in the college town our boys are on the street panhandling and getting socked in the jaws for their efforts. However, they do get a job holding signs promoting the big college football in town, and they are dressed in football gear.

You guessed it. The boys are mistaken for the Three Horsemen - by the men's girlfriends, no less - and are taken back up to their apartment. One of the girls, by the way, is Lucille Ball, but you wouldn't recognize her.

The scenes in the apartment are far better than the football game which is only shown in the last three minutes and aren't much.

Overall, okay but a little too dumb and not as good as expected out of the guys. However, it was still early (1934) in their careers and they were learning. It was interesting to find out how many people got injured filming this short.


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