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Cash and Carry (1937)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 3 September 1937 (USA)
The stooges find a crippled boy and his sister living in their dumpyard shack. To raise money to pay for the little boys operation they buy a phony treasure map from a con man. Thinking the... See full summary »

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The stooges find a crippled boy and his sister living in their dumpyard shack. To raise money to pay for the little boys operation they buy a phony treasure map from a con man. Thinking the treasure is buried beneath an old house, the boys start digging and wind up in a US treasury vault where they are promptly arrested. The president (FDR) gives them amnesty and arranges for the boy's operation. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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3 September 1937 (USA)  »

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Golddigging in the Treasury  »

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Columbia production number 400. See more »

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Moe's stunt double shows his face when Larry pulls him out of the wall. See more »

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Jimmie: [Doing his homework] I'm stuck. How much is six and six?
Moe: Well... hey, you help him.
Curly: Six and six? Don't tell me. Two sixes. Hmmm! Boxcars!
Jimmie: Boxcars?
Curly: Yeah, it looks like two lumps of sugar with smallpox. You throw it up against...
Moe: Hey, wait a minute. What are you trying to learn the kid?
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Remade as A Miner Affair (1945) See more »

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One of their best & one of my favorites
14 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one ranks right up there with 3 LITTLE PIRATES, as an excellent episode, a rather touching story, if you will, with our 3 boys doing what they can to help the little boy (Sonny Bupp). What makes it unique is that even though they hit each other with blunt objects, there's only a small handful of slaps and pokes, and no slapstick at all in any scene with the boy. Thoughfully arranged and worked out. A keeper in my book. Anyone unfamiliar with the Stooges, or who doesn't like them at all, should watch this one to see they could be relatively decent actors as well as comedians, in the way they interact with the boy and his sister. And accepting a pardon from FDR himself puts this one in the right historical context of the depression.


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