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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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Edward LeSaint, who played the Judge, also portrayed the Judge on "Reefer Madness". See more »

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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 »

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Defense attorney: [holding the murder weapon] The action on this pistol is so hard, it would take the strength of a mule to pull the trigger!
[hands the pistol to Curly]
Defense attorney: Go ahead!
Curly: I'm no mule!
Moe: No! Your ears are too short!
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Featured in The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) See more »

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Ach! Du lieber Augustin.
Written by Marx Augustin
Performed by Larry and Curley on Moe when he swallowed his harmonica by accident
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Curly's Comic Genius On Display In Court
16 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the all-time famous Three Stooges films. It's total insanity, start-to-finish, and even though it's corny it still gets a ton of laughs even today. To me, it also demonstrates the comic genius of Curly.

All the action takes place in court and we see only one witness: Curly, of all people! He and the boys are trying to get their friend "Gail Tempest" (those who remember actress Gail Storm will appreciate this humor) out of a murder charge. "Who killed Cock Robin" is the question here.

Curly goes through his classic routine of trying to take his hat off, raise his right hand and put his left hand on the Bible all at the same time! It's almost become a classic routine. He does other things in here, too, that only Curly could pull off.

Watching this yesterday for the first time in about 20 years and probably the 10th overall, I still laughed out loud at several things, namely: What the jury looked like after the attorney says, "It is merely an attempt to influence this intelligent, broad-minded and most-intelligent jury!" (You see 12 of the dumbest-looking people you've ever seen!); Moe shooting a "tarantula" (some guy's wig) and Larry doing his Tarzan yell.

What can you say? This is The Three Stooges at the height of their hilarity.


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