A professor plays Pygmalion to three bumbling garbagemen and tries to turn them into gentlemen.

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A professor bets that he can turn the stooges into gentlemen. After many attempts to teach them etiquette, he brings them to a fancy society party. The stooges new found manners don't last very long, and the party quickly degenerates. By the end, the other guests have adopted stooge-like behavior and the stooges leave as gentlemen. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Meet the new darlings of society

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29 August 1935 (USA)  »

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The rubbish truck scene was filmed on location on Larchmont Street south of Hollywood. The Larchmont Theatre, then showing Mississippi (1935) is visible in this scene. Also the (then) HOLLYWOODLAND sign can briefly be glimpsed in the upper right corner of the screen. See more »

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When the spring is attached to Curly and Professor Nichols' behinds, you can also see a string inside of it. See more »

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Larry: Oh, see the cat. Does the mouse see that cat? Yeah, the dirty rat!
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Decent Stooge short
25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Hoi Holloi (1935)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Trading Places for its day finds two rich men making a bet that one can turn some bums into smart gentlemen. The three men turn out to be the Three Stooges and they get their shot at a fancy party. There are some good laughs here including a scene where Larry loses his shoe on the dance floor but overall this is a pretty standard short. I did notice that the sound effects were heavily used here for the first time.

Now available on Columbia's 2-disc set, which features over 20 shorts, all digitally remastered.


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