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Disorder in the Court (1936)

Unrated  |   |  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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The court bailiff opens his mouth early, as Curly launches the bass bow, apparently either in anticipation of Curly launching the bow, or it was a jump in the film. (This is a result of the shot being shown in reverse; the bow was actually in the bailiff's mouth first, then pulled away, then the film was shown in reverse.) See more »

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Juror: [to the defense attorney after he inadvertantly hugged her after the bullet from the gun used as evidence grazes his backside] Broadlane-9972! After 5 o'clock.
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Push 'em Up
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Possibly their best early short
13 July 1999 | by (Redding, CA) – See all my reviews

This short sets the stage for the Stooges' next 10 years of greatness. It includes a rubber head scene involving a letter press, a stunt double for Curly, a risque (for that era) dance, and some classic Stooge lines, including, "Oh, superstitious. eh?", "Take off your hat!", and, "I'm a victim of soicumstance!". Nonstop mayhem, and Bud Jamison is a riot. Finally, during a brief audience shot, Curly's and Moe's real mother and father (Mr. and Mrs. Horowitz) are sitting in their left front row!


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