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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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Curly names the "little baby hoses" after the Dionne quintuplets. See more »

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

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Curly: Is there any gas in the tank?
Larry: The arrow's half-way. I don't know if it's half empty or half full!
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FALSE ALARMS (Del Lord, 1936) **1/2
9 February 2008 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

This one finds The Three Stooges as firemen – though, of course, they prefer to sleep their way through work…or else attempt to keep appointments with their girls (one of whom is obese and highly irritating)! Many a film or cartoon has dealt with this theme, poking fun at a serious subject via the mayhem caused by either incompetent firemen or the engine's various equipment – such as water-hoses and ladders. As always, The Stooges manage to fall foul of their boss – especially when, at the climax, they borrow and wreck his brand-new automobile! In essence, this vehicle – like much of The Three Stooges' work (at least, from what I've seen so far) – is harmless but, at the same time, unsympathetic…and, besides, has little rewatchability value for me.


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