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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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Complete credited cast:
Curly (as Curly)
Larry (as Larry)
Moe (as Moe)


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 <>

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Comedy | Short





Release Date:

16 August 1936 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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What's with Beatrice Blinn's (Mimi) glasses?? In almost every shot she appears in she is adjusting them, as if they were about to fall off of her pretty face. Somebody should have helped her out between scenes. See more »


The Captain's suit is completely dry in the next shot after he gets soaked with soapy water. See more »


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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Laughs, Laughs, Laughs, And Even More Laughs!
7 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another Three Stooges short film that I stumbled upon one day while I was surfing the internet, and when I looked it up to see what it was about, I decided that one day I was going to see it, and so one day I did get to see it. So time for my overall opinion on this Three Stooges short, this is a Three Stooges short that promises laughs, laughs, laughs, and ever more laughs! This is actually their third best short of 1936, after A Pain in the Pullman and Disorder in the Court, I was really laughing out-loud at this when I first saw this, and I can watch it anytime that I please because I own it on DVD as part of the Three Stooges Collection Volume 1!

Now the Three Stooges are firemen in this short, and boy, do they really get into it now! They are in for some really big trouble in this short, but in most of their shorts, they always manage to get into trouble, and they manage to cause even more trouble in order to get out of the sticky situation that they are already in! But I really enjoy seeing them do that, because it is just the Three Stooges!

If you are really a fan of Moe, Larry, and Curly and really care to see a very hysterical short film from 1936, then you really should see this one, because you are really going to be laughing out-loud when you watch this! You are going to think that this one is hysterical!


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