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Hoi Polloi (1935)

 |  Comedy, Short  |  29 August 1935 (USA)
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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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There are still photos from scenes which were cut. One shows Moe Howard, Curly Howard and Larry Fine parking their garbage truck to attend the fancy dress ball. Another, which was used as the VHS box cover, shows Larry and Curly cutting a stuck trashcan off of Moe's head. See more »

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Professor Richmond pokes one of the party guests in the eye and in the next shot, the same guest puts a hand on his cheek indicating that he had been slapped. See more »

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Great Three Stooges short!
3 August 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is the all time funniest comedy team!

This is a very funny Three Stooges short! It has a an unusual casting which includes Harry Holman, Robert Graves, Bud Jamison, Mary Dees, Grace Goodall, Betty McMahon, Harriett De Bussman, Phyllis Crane, Geneva Mitchell, Kathryn McHugh, James C. Morton, William Irving, Arthur Rankin, Robert McKenzie, Celeste Edwards, and Blanche Payson. Along with George B. French, Gail Arnold, Don Roberts and Billy Mann. I like the scenes with Moe and Phyllis Crane and the dance scenes with Curly! There are two other Three Stooges shorts similar like this one called Half-Wits Holiday with Curly and the other being Pies and Guys with Joe. Both are very good! This one Hoi Polloi is very funny I recommend that you see it!


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