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Ewart Adamson (story)
Ewart Adamson (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 November 1937 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The stooges are suitors who go on a sit down strike when their prospective father-in-law refuses to consent the marriages... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Dorety ... Man on Street (uncredited)
June Gittelson ... Flora Bell (uncredited)
Marcia Healy ... Dora Bell (uncredited)
Jack Hill ... Man on Street (uncredited)
Jack Long ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Betty Mack ... Cora Bell (uncredited)
Robert McKenzie ... Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
James C. Morton ... Mr. Bell (uncredited)
Charles Phillips ... Man on Street (uncredited)
Bert Young ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
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Directed by
Del Lord 
 
Writing credits
Ewart Adamson (story)

Ewart Adamson (screenplay)

Produced by
Jules White .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
George Meehan 
 
Film Editing by
Charles Nelson 
 
Music Department
Louis Silvers .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
16 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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Trivia:
Marcia Healy, who plays Dora Bell, Curly's wife, was the real life sister of Ted Healy, who created The Three Stooges.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Curley gets knocked out, with his feet in the wet cement, there are concrete rocks and fragments on the ground behind him. When he awakens with his feet in the hardened cement, and starts chopping his feet out of the cement, the rocks and fragments are gone.See more »
Quotes:
Larry:[pulling the girls names out of a hat to decide who will marry who] I got Florabell.
Florabell:Honey
[hugs Larry with spine crunching sound effect]
Florabell:Darling.
Moe:I got Corabell.
Corabell:Oh Darling.
Curly:[pulls out the hat tag] I get Stetson, which one is she?
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References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)See more »

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Fair Stooges, 19 June 2009
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Sitter Downers, The (1937)

** (out of 4)

The Three Stooges want to marry their loved ones but their father refuses because, well, because they're the Stooges. The boys refuse to leave his house until he gives permission, which eventually makes the national news and soon letters from across the country are coming to them. The father finally gives his okay and the group decide to take one of the letter's offer of a new house. The only catch is that they have to build it themselves. This was an extremely bland short for the trio because of some rather lazy writing, which constantly goes for the routine joke instead of trying anything new or original. The first half of the short works the best as we get a few minor laughs mainly with the girl's father who at one point accidentally gets beat up by the boys. The second half is just rather bland as we get the boys trying to build the house but end up fighting amongst each other more. The reaction to girls have to their fighting is boring and things really don't pick up until the very end when the house is done.

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