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False Alarms (1936)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  16 August 1936 (USA)
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Three inept firemen try to avoid being fired by their increasingly exasperated chief.

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The stooges are firemen who are constantly getting in trouble, they've been warned that one more incident will cost them their jobs. Curly sneaks out anyway to visit his girlfriend. She has two friends who need dates, but the only way Curly can get Moe and Larry out of the station is to pull a fire alarm. The firetruck leaves without Moe and Larry, so they steal the captains new car to make it to the call first. They manage to get Curly and get back to the station, but in doing so wreck the car and must leave on the run. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Esses Três são Fogo  »

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When Curly falls down the fire pole, they use a stunt double. Curly's double lands on top of Moe and the double's hat falls off, but when Curly takes back over his place in the next shot, his hat is still on, then it falls off again. See more »

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Moe: Hey, did you hear a bell?
Larry: What?
Moe: I said "Did you hear a bell?"
Larry: What'd you say?
Moe: The bell! The bell!
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Very Funny
25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

False Alarms (1936)

*** (out of 4)

The Three Stooges are about to be fired at their fire fighting jobs but the Captain gives them one more shot, which they take advantage of by destroying his new car. This is certainly a step up from the previous couple shorts as this one here returns to the fast paced roots of the earlier movies. The stuff with the fat girl was very funny and the boys antics are a lot funnier here including a great sequence where the wreck the car.

Now available on Columbia's 2-disc set, which features over 20 shorts, all digitally remastered and looking better than ever.


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