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Slippery Silks (1936)

The stooges are carpenters who inherit a fancy dress boutique. They put on a fashion show with dresses they've designed based on furniture. During the show the owner of a antique box the ... See full summary »

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The stooges are carpenters who inherit a fancy dress boutique. They put on a fashion show with dresses they've designed based on furniture. During the show the owner of a antique box the stooges wrecked shows up and a wild cream puff fight ensues. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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During the pie fight, the supporting cast ran out of cream puffs. They had to scrape every ounce of cream off the floor, along with the dirt and sawdust, to finish the film. See more »

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A hand is seen throwing the cream puff into Mrs. Morgan's face. See more »

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Morgan Morgan: Are you sure this work will be in competent hands?
Curly: Soitenly, we're all incompetent
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Featured in Muppet Babies: Good, Clean Fun (1984) See more »

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25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Slippery Silks (1936)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The Three Stooges inherit a rich silk shop but of course they manage to screw it up. The second half of this short, taking place in the silk shop, is rather unfunny, although we're treated to another food fight. The first half has the boys in a wood shop causing all sorts of damage and this is here all the laughs are to be found. Curley falling into the nails and all the gags with the glue are among the highlights.

Now available on Columbia's 2-disc set, which features over 20 shorts, all digitally remastered and looking better than ever.


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