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Grips, Grunts and Groans (1937)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Sport | 13 January 1937 (USA)
Although circumstances force an over-matched Curly into a wrestling ring against a superior opponent, a spectator's perfume proves to be his secret weapon.

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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 Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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13 January 1937 (USA)  »

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Campeões da Alegria  »

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When the Stooges (stunt doubles) stumble over the baby carriage, notice at first there's only a blanket by the carriage, but in the next shot, an actual infant has been placed there. See more »

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Obvious stunt doubles for Moe, Larry, and Curly during chase scene near beginning of film. See more »

Quotes

Moe: Listen, Bustoff you can't drink that. That's alcohol.
Ivan Bustoff: That's not alcohol. That's just a little tequila, vodka and cognac.
Curly: Oh, that's different go ahead.
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One of the best stooges film
15 March 2012 | by (St. Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

This is the Three Stooges short where they accidentally stumble into wrestling gym and to get money for a meal Curly volunteers to be a sparring partner. The champ Bustoff who trains at the gym happens to be watching nearby and finds the stooges hysterical. So he takes them out for a big meal but the stooges get him drunk and he can't go for his big match. So the Stooges have to dress Curly up as him. But Curly can only fight if Curly smells the perfume Wild Hyacinth and can only be stopped by tickling his feet.

The movie came out in the prime of the Three Stooges the Curly era. Not that Shemp isn't good in his own right it's just that the Stooges lineup is best with Curly in addition to the main stays of Moe and Larry.


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