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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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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 <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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When Moe and Curly are seen standing by the bed in the boxcar, there's a scene missing. After the first exchange between the two, you can see that Curly is wearing three watches, which is usually a cue for the Stooges' "telling time" routine. That scene was obviously cut from the final version of this short. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Moe: Boy, this picture business is tougher to get into to than I figured.
Larry: Don't worry, a bad beginning is a good ending.
Curly: Soitenly! If at first you don't succeed, keep on suckin' til you do suck seed.
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Good Stooges
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Movie Maniacs (1936)

*** (out of 4)

Three Stooges short has the boys going to Hollywood to become stars. They get thrown out of the studio lot but sneak their way back on and are mistaken for movie execs. Now they try their way to make movies. The most laughs come from the start of the film with Curly trying to cook breakfast and Larry trying to press Moe's pants. The stuff in Hollywood has a few clever lines but no big laughs.

This is now available in Columbia's 2-disc collection, which features over 20 shorts from the boys, all digitally remastered.


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