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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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Columbia production number 400. See more »

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The President's office is shown as being in the Capitol Building, when in fact it's located in the White House. See more »

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Moe: There's sixty-two bucks there. How long do we have to wait before it swells to 500?
Bank Teller: Sixty-two dollars?
Moe: Yes, sir.
Bank Teller: [Checking his chart] That'll take you 104 years, six months, and 17 days.
Moe: Oh, we can't wait that long.
Curly: Why not?
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Nice Stooges Short
19 June 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Cash and Carry (1937)

*** (out of 4)

The Three Stooges find a crippled boy and his sister living in their junk yard so they go to deposit their money in the bank so that nothing happens to it. The boys end up trading the money away for a "buried treasure", which two con men tell them is in a house, which they soon destroy trying to look for the goods. This here is a pretty good short for the boys, which features a similar plot to the one that would be used in LARCENY, INC. (and later SMALL TIME CROOKS). The movie features plenty of nice laughs from start to finish even though there aren't any real loud ones. My favorite sequence is towards the end when all three men are down in this giant hole they dug when they realize they don't have any place to throw the new dirt so they decide to dig another hole just to put the new dirt in. Moe ends up getting beat up pretty bad by the other two who keep swinging their shovels. The opening stuff dealing with the junk car and its bad tires is pretty funny as well but the ending is where the film really works.


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