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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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This is the first of several Stooge shorts involving a dumbwaiter, usually involving Curly accidentally destroying the floor of the elevator, causing injury to Larry and Moe. The dumbwaiter would reappear in Nutty But Nice (1940). This is also the first of sixteen Stooge shorts using the word "three" in the title. 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

Daisy Simms: Don't you know there are ladies present?
[the ladies then get sprayed by the Stooges with spritz]
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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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It should have been better.
16 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In the early to mid 1930s, football comedies were rather popular. The Marx Brothers' "Horse Feathers" is the best and most famous of these but others such as Wheeler and Woolsey, the Disney studio and others made some screwball football films as well. "Three Little Pigskins" is the Three Stooge's efforts in the genre. As for the title, it's a play on the title to the super-successful Disney short, "The Three Little Pigs".

The film begins with the Stooges out bumming for coins. At the same time, some gamblers (led by the scary looking Walter Long) are talking about setting up a game featuring three fantastic college ball players, the 'three horsemen'. Oddly, they think the Stooges are these three players. What happens next is, oddly, not nearly as funny as you'd expect. It has its moments but all in all, the laughs are a bit few and far between. Not bad...just not all that good. I say see "Horse Feathers" instead.


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