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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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Complete credited cast:
Moe (as Moe)
Larry (as Larry)
Curley (as Curley)
Gertie Green ...
Phyllis Crane ...


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 <>

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


Short | Comedy | Sport





Release Date:

8 December 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Three Little Pigskins  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Lucille Ball appears with blond hair in her only Three Stooges short. See more »


The gangsters, who are trying to enter the room where the 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 »


Joe Stacks: Do you guys want to play football for me?
[takes out wad of money]
Joe Stacks: [Moe and Larry nod. Curley shakes his head no]
Curley: We can't play football.
Joe Stacks: Oh, I get it... You're afraid of losing your amateur status, right?
[the Three Stooges look behind them]
Joe Stacks: That's all right, I'll protect you guys.
Joe Stacks: [waves money at them] Listen... no one will ever see you play... no one will ever hear to play... we'll play behind closed doors. Well, what do you say?
[They all go to take the money]
Moe: Spread out!
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Eastmoor College March
(opening theme) (uncredited)
Written by Louis Silvers
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Three Little Pigskins was another funny Three Stooges outing from their early years
31 December 2010 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

What I'm now reviewing here is the fourth Three Stooges short made for Columbia Pictures in which Moe, Larry, and Curley (as it was originally spelled at the time) get mistaken for actual football players and get asked to play in a game. This is the first time the boys get involved in a "mistaken identity" plot and boy, whoever makes that blunder usually regrets it soon enough! Incidentally, additional interest for this short is provided by the fact that this is one of the earliest film appearances of one young woman named Lucille Ball. She, and a couple of other young ladies, seemed game in participating in some of the shenanigans with the boys which makes what they do to them a little fun to watch. My favorite scenes, though, involve seltzer water, a dumbwaiter (basically a hand-held elevator), and many of the dumb football plays involving the boys. Not as hilarious as the first three they did but Three Little Pigskins is funny enough to recommend to any Stooge fan that just can't get enough of Howard, Fine, and Howard.

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