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 »
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 »
The stooges are pest exterminators, mistakenly hired by a rich lady looking for an escort to a fancy society party. The stooges wreck the fancy mansion where the party is taking place and ... See full summary »
The stooges are inept deliverymen at a brewery. When they learn about a company golf tournament, they sneak onto a golf course to get some practice. They quickly proceed to bother the other... See full summary »
The stooges are running the local drugstore and mix up a potion that a desperate businessman decides to sell as scotch. The stooges impersonate Scotsmen at party to fool the prospective ... See full summary »
Set in the civil war, the stooges are spies for the north. They impersonate southern officers and infiltrate the enemy ranks to get valuable information. On the run when they are discovered... See full summary »
The stooges are discharged from the army after WW I, and promptly administer some revenge to their mean sergeant. Years later they wind up in the army again, and of course the same sergeant... See full summary »
The stooges are janitors in an office building. They stencil the wrong names on all the offices, causing a rich lady to mistakes Moe for "Omay", a famous decorator (the real Omay gets "... See full summary »
The stooges are cheated into trading their restaurant for Thunderbolt, a washed up race horse, and enter the horse racing industry. When Curly feeds Thunderbolt some chili pepperinos, he ... See full summary »
The stooges are witnesses at a trial where their friend, a dancer at a nightclub where they are musicians, is accused of murder. The stooges manage to disrupt the proceedings but save the ... See full summary »
The stooges are pest exterminators who drum up business by planting vermin in a ritzy mansion where a party is going on. They are hired, but must pose as guests to work unobserved. They ... See full summary »
The stooges are mistaken by a gangster for the "Three Horsemen of Boulder Dam", famous football players. Hired to play for his team, they blow the big game and get it in the end. Lucille ... See full summary »
The stooges become trainers of "Bustoff", a champion wrestler. The big boss has a lot of money bet on Bustoff and orders the boys to take good care of him. Instead they accidentally knock him out and Curly must disguises himself as Bustoff and wrestle in his place. The match doesn't go very well until Curly smells "Wild Hyacinth" perfume on a lady fan at ringside. This drives him crazy and he knocks out his opponent and half the people in the stadium. Written by
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When Larry climbs into the ring to tickle Curly's foot after the climactic fight, Curly actually does unwittingly kick Larry in the jaw. This is evident by Larry's reaction when he sits up gripping his mouth with both hands and checking to see if his teeth are loose before Curly flips Moe on top of him. Larry then appears to be reluctant to continue the scene for the rest of the shot. See more »
Obvious stunt doubles for Moe, Larry, and Curly during chase scene near beginning of film. See more »
Bustov has the biggest fight of his life today, and you're here gettin' him stewed!
Yeah, but he's payin' for it!
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The Three Stooges: The Innovators of Hardcore Violence....
I've always looked at this film as an improved version of "Punch Drunks." Not that "Drunks" was a bad film, mind you, but it was made during the very beginning of the stooges careers when their characters had yet to fully develop plus the pacing of "Punch Drunks" was a bit on the slow side.
No such problems here, because in 1937, the stooges were clicking on all cylinders and "Grips, Grunts and Groans" is one of the funniest films done by anybody.
It's hard to believe that Bustoff is the same guy who played A. Mouser in "Ants in the Pantry" but I would put him on the list of role players who should have been used in more stooge shorts. And of course, Bustoff's resemblance to Curly leads to one of the greatest scenes in all of stoogedom.
Curly's wrestling match: That scene alone is worth a 10 star rating, just about everything in that scene had me rolling, particularly Moe's statement that Curly was just warming up, then they cut to a shot of Curly being flung through the air. Or how about Curly trapped in an ankle-lock and still managing to procure himself a sandwich and soda.
And of course, the riotous ending with everybody getting knocked out by the ring bell. Funniest stooge ending ever!
In short, if you love the stooges, then this short is required viewing.
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