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Movie Maniacs (1936)

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The stooges arrive in Hollywood hoping to make it in the movie business ("There must be a couple a hundred guys in Hollywood who don't know anything about making movies, three more ain't ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Moe (as Moe)
Larry (as Larry)
Curley Howard (as Curley)
Mildred Harris ...
Leading Lady
Kenneth Harlan ...
Leading Man
Bud Jamison ...
Fuller Rath
Harry Semels ...
Director Cecil Z. Swinehardt


The stooges arrive in Hollywood hoping to make it in the movie business ("There must be a couple a hundred guys in Hollywood who don't know anything about making movies, three more ain't gonna make any difference".) They sneak into a movie studio where they are mistaken for three new executives who were due to arrive. after taking over production of a movie, causing the director and cast to walk off, Moe takes over as director, with Larry and Curly as the leading man and lady. When the real executives send a telegram explaining why they haven't arrived, the stooges must leave on the run. Written by Mitch Shapiro <>

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Comedy | Short





Release Date:

20 February 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

G-A-G Men  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Production number 213. See more »


One of the "kissing partners" refers to Curley as "Mr. Howard" even though she shouldn't know his name, and he's using an alias. (This is due to the storyline of the film being changed after the scene was shot.) See more »


Director Cecil Z. Sweinhardt: I quit!
Moe: You can't quit.
Director Cecil Z. Sweinhardt: Why not?
Moe: You're fired.
Curly: Hey, you can't fire him.
Moe: Why not?
Curly: He quit.
[Moe slaps him]
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MOVIE MANIACS (Del Lord, 1936) **1/2
9 February 2008 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

This Three Stooges short was a particular disappointment given the Hollywood milieu; in fact, the opening scene aboard the train is more inventive than the ensuing studio silliness! The comic trio are mistaken for movie executives and given the run of the studio (the president's name, Fuller Rath, emerges as the film's best gag): unsurprisingly, they drive the director and leading actors to distraction with their antics and end up by replacing them (with Moe as director, Larry the leading man, and Curley – naturally in drag – takes on the part of the leading lady)! The film is okay in itself, but clearly not in the same league as feature films on the subject starring other contemporary comedians – such as Harold Lloyd's similarly-titled MOVIE CRAZY (1932) and W.C. Fields' NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK (1941).

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