The stooges get a job selling "Brighto", what they think is cleaning fluid. After ruining a cop's uniform and a new car, they discover Brighto is actually medicine. Taking their sales pitch... See full summary »

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The stooges get a job selling "Brighto", what they think is cleaning fluid. After ruining a cop's uniform and a new car, they discover Brighto is actually medicine. Taking their sales pitch to a hospital, they get into more trouble and must leave on the run when the head of hospital turns out to be the owner of the car they ruined. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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19 March 1937 (USA)  »

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The role of Dr. Bright is played by character actor Horace Murphy, who played Tex Ritter's comic sidekick in a number of low-budget Westerns, as well as other assorted roles. Check him out as Tom Murphy in MGM's "Boom Town" (1940) with Gable and Tracy (his scenes are at 28:38, 39:37, and 1:08:10). You can see Horace on You-Tube in the Tex Ritter Westerns "Rollin' Plains" (at around 4 mins) and "Trouble in Texas" (try 13:17 and 16:34). His last listed role was as a Farmer on TV's "Abbott and Costello Show" - the episode "Car Trouble" (watch on Hulu)-- Horace is on at 18:26. Same unmistakable face and voice ('Polish?! You idiots...that's MEDICINE!') See more »

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Moe: [while "polishing" a man's shoe with Brighto] Remember sir, Brighto! You'll never forget it as long as you live!
[removes the rag to realize that the Brighto has eaten right through the man's shoe]
Moe: And neither will I!
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one of their best executed shorts
26 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a red-blooded American male, I honor my heritage and fulfill my destiny by working hard, paying taxes, and loving the work of The Three Stooges. Especially the great body of work produced during their first seven years at Columbia, from 1934-40. Moe Howard would later claim it was tough sledding for the Stooges then, because the studio kept them in a constant state of apprehension as to their future employment; but the shorts they made prior to 1940 stand the test of time as the freshest, most vibrant, and most fall-down-funny stuff they recorded on film.

"Dizzy Doctors" is a great example of this trio's comedy in it's prime. So much incident is packed into such a short running time; the boy's getting the job selling Brighto, their encounters with the cop and the car owner, their "broadcast" on the hospital intercom, the wheelchair mishap in the hospital corridor...I could go on and on. This film is hysterical.

The boys are at their peak here, years away from Curly's decline, reduced budgets, 'remakes' loaded with old footage, and Joe Besser. From 1934 until 1940 Stooge Comedy was pristine, and "Dizzy Doctors" stands as one of the best examples.


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