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Disorder in the Court (1936)

Unrated | | Comedy, Short | 30 May 1936 (USA)
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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Trivia

Much of the witness/bailiff and judge dialogue was actually used in the film Sidewalks of New York (1931) with Buster Keaton, which was directed by Jules White, who was the head of the Columbia Pictures shorts department and who directed many of The Three Stooges' shorts. See more »

Goofs

When Moe & Larry are playing noughts and crosses on the chair, the final chalk marks they place on the chair before the lawyer sits on it aren't the same marks as those that appear on the rear end of the lawyer when he stands up after sitting on the chair. See more »

Quotes

Larry: [while playing violin, he picks up the defense's black hairpiece on the end of his bow and sees it] A taran-tela!
[Moe screams, Curly tries hitting it with a hammer, and Moe steals the bailiff's gun and shoots]
Curly: Oh! A field mouse!
Larry: [with it attached to his bow] Watch out, it'll bite ya!
Moe: [sees it] Taran-tella? Shot five holes in a dibbit!
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Referenced in The Three Stooges (2000) See more »

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Push 'em Up
(uncredited)
Written by Howard Jackson
Dance number during in the courtroom
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Classic comedy!
12 August 2001 | by (Connecticut/Texas) – See all my reviews

This without a doubt,, one of the best - if not the best Stooge shorts ever. The number of laugh-out-loud-till-you-cry scenes in this one 20-min, short is incredible: When Curly takes the stand, when Larry removes the gum, when the Stooges play jax. It's just all funny. Comedy never got as good as the Stooges.

10/10


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