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Nat Carr ...
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The stooges are running the local drugstore and mix up a potion that a desperate businessman decides to sell as scotch. The stooges impersonate Scotsmen at party to fool the prospective buyer. Their usual antics disrupt the party, ending when a barrel of their "scotch" explodes and floods the whole house. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Perdão para Três  »

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Moe Howard broke several ribs and suffered a concussion due to performing his own stunt in the scene when he falls from a sawed-in-half table. However, as this was more or less a "one-take" scene, he actually stood up after the fall and finished up the scene. This being said, the scene in the movie is the actual crash that caused the injuries. This shot (along with the rest of this opening) was also re-edited into the 1943 short Dizzy Detectives (1943). See more »

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Moe: [after brewing their Scotch] This oughta pick him up.
Curley: And lay him down, too.
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References The Gold Rush (1925) See more »

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Listen To The Mockingbird
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Music by Richard Milburn and lyrics by Septimus Winner
Arranged by Louis Silvers
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Classic Stooges
25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Pardon My Scotch (1935)

*** (out of 4)

The Three Stooges are mistaken for bootleggers due to a special chemical they made up. There are a few dry spots but overall this is another entertaining shorts that has one of their best jokes. The scene where Moe is standing on a table that gets cut in half is priceless as is another scene with the boys mixing up their scotch. Curley does a roll dance ala Chaplin in The Gold Rush but this here certainly doesn't have the same effect.

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


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