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5 May 1934 (USA) See more »
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A Musical Novelty See more »
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The stooges join the "Women Haters" club and vow to have nothing to do with the fair sex. Larry marries... See more » | Full synopsis »
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It's obvious that film execs still hadn't yet figured out what to do with the Stooges. See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Moe Howard ... Tom (as Moe)

Larry Fine ... Jim (as Larry)

Curly Howard ... Jack (as Curley)
Marjorie White ... Mary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Walter Brennan ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Monte Collins ... Mr. Zero (uncredited)
June Gittelson ... Mary's Sister (uncredited)
Leslie Goodwins ... Bald Man in Bar (uncredited)
George Gray ... Man on Crutches (uncredited)
A.R. Haysel ... Mary's Father (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Club Chairman (uncredited)
Jack Norton ... Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Charles Richman ... Woman Hater (uncredited)
Don Roberts ... Club Doorman (uncredited)
Tiny Sandford ... Mary's Policeman Uncle (uncredited)
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Baggage Man (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon ... Mary's Mother (uncredited)

Directed by
Archie Gottler 
 
Writing credits
Jerome S. Gottler (story)

Produced by
Jules White .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Con Conrad (uncredited)
Archie Gottler (uncredited)
Sidney D. Mitchell (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Joseph H. August  (as Joseph August)
 
Film Editing by
James Sweeney 
Robert Carlisle (uncredited)
 
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Edward Bernds .... sound (uncredited)
 
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Louis Silvers .... musical director (uncredited)
 

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21 min
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
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The first short The Three Stooges made with Columbia, it was written and directed by Archie Gottler, who was a poet and songwriter; all of the dialogue was in rhyme, which the Stooges didn't care for, and their characters weren't very well developed. Gottler never made another Stooges short.See more »
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Miscellaneous: In the opening credits, "Western Electic Noiseless Recording" is shown- misspelling Electric.See more »
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Mary's father:[talking to match the background music] That reminds me of a story, listen.
[points to a fat woman]
Mary's father:That's my other daughter there. When on her wedding day, the fella she was about to marry, tried to run away. Did you ever hear of a nerve like that? Well, I took care of that guy. In a room I locked him, then I socked him right in the eye.
[points to a cop]
Mary's father:Then I turned him over to my brother, the cop. He just picked him up. And spinned him round like a top.
[points to a tall strong guy]
Mary's father:Then my other brother, who's a fighter, began. Seemed ashamed to tell you what he did to that man.
[Jim looks frightened]
Jim:Did he marry your daughter?
Mary's father:Did he? I should say he did.
[...]
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It's obvious that film execs still hadn't yet figured out what to do with the Stooges., 16 January 2015
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Before the Three Stooges entered into their super-successful careers with Columbia Studios, the trio were signed by MGM. However, MGM had no idea what to do with them or their front man (they were originally billed as Ted Healy and His Stooges). Often the trio appeared with Healy but the chemistry never really gelled. They also appeared all separately (such as in "Dancing Lady") as well as in a few shorts. However, the Three Stooges that we are familiar with today never really showed up in any of their MGM work--which could be why they spent so little time with this studio.

Here with their first film for Columbia, "Women Haters", it's obvious that the Stooge formula STILL wasn't established. Instead of the usual antics, this is an all-singing/rhyming short (they did at least one other like this) and they didn't go by their usual names! They are Tom, Jim and Jack!!

The plot is a bizarre thing and begins with the trio joining a club of guys who hate women. However, soon Jim (Larry) announces he's met a great lady and he's planning on getting married. Naturally, this wouldn't sit well with the club nor his friends--and to try to get past them, he asks his new bride to keep their marriage a secret! Later, he tells Tom and Jack that she ISN'T his wife--just some lady who fainted and he was helping her! What's next? Give it a try to find out what's next for the boys.

For those who hate the Stooges (and there are MANY out there in this group), the film might be a welcome change of pace. While there is some slapping and the usual violence, it's a bit more restrained and the film is a genuine oddity! I think it's mostly of value for its novelty more than anything else. Far from brilliant, it IS memorable. Occasionally over-acted (even by Stooge standards) and perhaps it might have worked better with a few songs instead of having them sing everything.

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