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
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Although a real parrot is used in the cage, when it "escapes" and flies around the courtroom, it is an obvious dummy being bobbed up and down by a string or wire. See more »
[while playing violin, he picks up the defense's black hairpiece on the end of his bow and sees it]
[Moe screams, Curly tries hitting it with a hammer, and Moe steals the bailiff's gun and shoots]
Oh! A field mouse!
[with it attached to his bow]
Watch out, it'll bite ya!
Taran-tella? Shot five holes in a dibbit!
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Why Columbia Pictures chose to let this classic fall into public domain while maintaining and renewing its ownership of "Woman Haters" is truly a mystery to me.
The result of Columbia Pictures' not-so-wise logic is that this short has been appearing and reappearing on budget videos and later on budget DVD compilations, usually coupled with "Brideless Grooms" (which was pretty good) and "Malace in the Palace" (which was OK).
This comedy short is truly a classic. The slapstick is non-stop and it is impossible to say who really stole the scenes.
Was it Curly when he took the stand? ("Raise your hand, take off your hat, put your hand here") Or was it Suzanne Kaaren, with her million dollar legs? (Yes, she really had her legs insured for a million dollars.) The Stooges also show off their musical talent which translated to musical comedy. (Did the late great Spike Jones get his idea from this film?) A laugh riot for all...
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