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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)
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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Did You Know?


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 »


When one of Curly's hotcakes gets stuck on the ceiling, a crew member's hand can be seen throwing the cake upwards. See more »


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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Boy, will I show these guys how to make pictures!
12 June 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Movie Maniacs (1936) stars Moe, Larry, and Curly trying to get into the picture business. They start off on a train, headed for Hollywood. All they want is to make pictures. What's the best way to get in? Why break in, of course! The stooges try to make movies, but are caught and forced out.

This is in the apex of stooge shorts! It's extremely funny with fantastic bits with each stooge. Larry and Curly use their hands to act. Larry and Curly try to fill in for an actor and actress. Moe is the director who will print anything!

Make some popcorn and prepare to laugh till you are blue in the face.

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