The stooges are pest exterminators who drum up business by planting vermin in a ritzy mansion where a party is going on. They are hired, but must pose as guests to work unobserved. They ... See full summary »
The stooges are pest exterminators who drum up business by planting vermin in a ritzy mansion where a party is going on. They are hired, but must pose as guests to work unobserved. They ruin a piano and generally make a mess of the party, but the hostess passes them off as vaudeville comedians and they are invited to join the guests on a fox hunt. Written by
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Fun to watch the various shots of the party guests as they react to the Stooges' trashing of the piano. Continuity problems abound, most notably actor Lynton Brent, who is seen on the extreme left in his dress clothes in one shot, then immediately appears in riding gear in the next. See more »
[hitting on a waitress at a fancy party]
You know, all my life I've dreamed of loving a girl like you.
[Moe closes his eyes, and the waitress takes the opportunity to leave]
And I never believed in love at first sight until this very minute. Kiss me. Aw, kiss me.
[Curly leans in and kisses Moe]
Anything else, sir?
[opening his eyes and seeing Curly]
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This pretty good Three Stooges short has them as pest exterminators under threat of losing their job if they do not "drum up" business; to this end, they infest a house in a posh quarter with mice and all kinds of bugs so that they can then offer their services to rid the upper-class owners of the 'problem'! While the central idea could hardly fail to be entertaining (given also that the landlady's throwing a party and doesn't want her snobbish guests to become aware of the unhealthy environment inside her house), having watched a number of these Stooges shorts, it's becoming increasingly evident that not only the boys' routines are repeated from one film to the next but even the backdrops against which they're set! That said, it's a likable enough vehicle with, thankfully, a restrained Curley and an especially cute scene in which a bagful of kittens is hidden inside a piano, which starts playing 'by itself' when a celebrated performer sits down to give a recital! By the way, director White used the pseudonym Preston Black for this one (and a few more Stooges titles from the first Columbia set).
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