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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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The Captain's new car is a 1936 Ford 5-window Coupe. See more »

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When Curly says "The birthday cake!", his lips don't move. See more »

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Mini: I guess the only way I can get a man to come to see me is to call a doctor.
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Rare episode full of great fun
27 November 2010 | by (Valencia, Spain) – See all my reviews

False Alarms is one of those Three Stooges shorts that I had not seen in many years. It features the Stooges as firemen who are trying to avoid getting fired. Like in many of their films, the trio does everything wrong and then some. When the fire chief gives them one more chance to save their jobs, that is when all heck breaks loose! This short film features all of the Stooges antics, and it also has some moments when the Stooges share some of their working man's philosophy. I always like those little dialogues, because they give a historical insight into the social values of the working class in the post-depression era.

Aside from Stooge philosophy, this short film also features June Gittelson as a heavy girl who engages the Stooges and gets the best of Curly. The interplay between Curly and Gittelson is very good, and I wonder if she appeared in any other Stooge shorts. Overall, this is a very funny episode in the life of the Three Stooges.


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