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Felix Adler (story)
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20 February 1936 (USA) See more »
The stooges arrive in Hollywood hoping to make it in the movie business ("There must be a couple a hundred... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Boy, will I show these guys how to make pictures! See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Curly Howard ... Curley Howard (as Curley)

Mildred Harris ... Leading Lady

Kenneth Harlan ... Leading Man

Bud Jamison ... Fuller Rath
Harry Semels ... Director Cecil Z. Swinehardt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Barrymore ... Himself, photograph (uncredited)

Heinie Conklin ... Guard (uncredited)
Lew Davis ... Studio Employee (uncredited)
Charles Dorety ... Studio Employee (uncredited)
George Gray ... Studio Employee (uncredited)
Althea Henley ... Sound Stage Girl (uncredited)

Jack Kenney ... Studio Employee (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Grip (uncredited)

Lois Lindsay ... Sound Stage Girl (uncredited)
Charles Phillips ... 2nd. Assistant Cameraman (uncredited)
Eve Reynolds ... Sound Stage Girl (uncredited)
Antrim Short ... Cameraman (uncredited)

Harry Tenbrook ... Lighting Technician (uncredited)
Hilda Title ... Script Girl (uncredited)
Elaine Waters ... Marie, Studio Employee (uncredited)

Blackie Whiteford ... Guard (uncredited)
Bert Young ... Assistant Cameraman (uncredited)

Directed by
Del Lord 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Felix Adler  story and screenplay

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline  (as Benjamin Kline)
Film Editing by
William A. Lyon  (as William Lyon)
Music Department
Louis Silvers .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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18 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Production number 213.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Curly:How are we gonna get in pictures? We don't know nothin' about makin' movies!
Moe:There's a couple of thousand people in pictures now who know nothing about it. Three more won't make any difference.
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Featured in The Lady with the Torch (1999)See more »


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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Boy, will I show these guys how to make pictures!, 12 June 2001
Author: Dan Mudd from USA

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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