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Disorder in the Court (1936)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  30 May 1936 (USA)
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The stooges are witnesses at a trial where their friend, a dancer at a nightclub where they are musicians, is accused of murder. The stooges manage to disrupt the proceedings but save the ... See full summary »

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The stooges are witnesses at a trial where their friend, a dancer at a nightclub where they are musicians, is accused of murder. The stooges manage to disrupt the proceedings but save the day when they discover the real murderer's identity. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Much of the witness/bailiff and judge dialogue was actually used in the film Sidewalks of New York (1931) with Buster Keaton and directed by Jules White who directed several of these shorts. See more »

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Moe gives testimony without being sworn in. See more »

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Moe: [to Larry] You're in court, not the woods, Tarzan.
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Featured in Stooge Snapshots (1984) See more »

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Push 'em Up
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Written by Howard Jackson
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In the Top Five Best Three Stooges shorts
10 April 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon US) – See all my reviews

I've been a fan of the Three Stooges shorts since I was a kid and I've seen them all. The ones with Curly are usually the best but there are some with Shemp that are equally as good. After Shemp, forget it; the shorts with Curly Joe are just plain awful.

Disorder In The Court has everything you need in a Three Stooges short. At 16 minutes long it's chocked full of gags, jokes, puns and slapstick.

The funniest scene is Curly taking the oath to tell the truth before he takes the witness stand. This routine is a genuine classic and it's funny no matter how many times you see it. Curly also has some great pratfalls in the courtroom as he attempts to hop over a railing. There is plenty of eye gouging, face slapping and ear pulling for even the most seasoned Stooge fan.

(I have to throw in that if you like horror films check out Sam Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy with its numerous references to the Three Stooges, of whom he is a big fan.)

Five nyuks for this one.


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