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Playing the Ponies (1937)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 15 October 1937 (USA)
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 »

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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 runs like crazy towards the nearest water. The boys quickly discover Thunderbolt's sudden burst of speed and enter Thunderbolt in a big race. With jockey Larry feeding Thunderbolt the pepperinos, and Moe and Curly on a motorcycle leading him with a bucket of water, they win the race. Finally, the stooges enjoy the good life as Thunderbolt eats peanuts out of a large bowl in celebration. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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They're off...their nuts! (One-sheet poster).

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Production number 401. See more »

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When Moe gets knocked down with the swinging doors, his apron is fully open in the back. He get knocked down a second time and it is still opened. But when he crawls under the door, the apron is wrapped around his entire back legs. It is also noticeable that he has tears in his eyes, suggesting that he was hurt for real. See more »

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Moe: What's the big idea?
Curly: You told me to race him around the track and I did... and I beat him. Nyuk nyuk nyuk!
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Good one!
11 August 2005 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is the all time funniest comedy team!

This is one of My favorite Three Stooges shorts with Curly! All Appearing in this short are Billy Bletcher, Nick Copeland, Lew Davis, Charles Dorety, William Irving, and Jack 'Tiny' Lipson! This one is so hilarious! Curly has a great performance here and in My opinion its one of his best. I strongly recommend this Three Stooges short!


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