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Ewart Adamson (story)
Ewart Adamson (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 November 1937 (USA) See more »
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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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)

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

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Production number 402.See more »
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 »
Larry:[pulling the girls names out of a hat to decide who will marry who] I got Florabell.
[hugs Larry with spine crunching sound effect]
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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'Ain't Love Grand?' -- Curly, 1 September 2010
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

"Corabelle," "Florabell" and and "Dorabell".....where else but in a Three Stooges flick would hear those names? Where else would three guys ask, for the 100th time, "Will you marry us," and get a reply, "Oh, this is so sudden."

Of the girls, the plump "Corabelle" (Betty Mack) is the best. When she hugs you, start counting the broken ribs! She played the "heavy" in a number of Three Stooges shorts and was always funny.

The boys need permission from the girls' father before they will agree to marriage. "Mr.Bell," played by James C. Morton, is adamant in saying "No!" I recognized Morton's gruff voice. He, too, was in a number of Three Stooges shorts including the famous "Disorder In The Court"

This story gets ludicrous fast as the boys go on a sit-down strike until the old man gives in.....and it gets national attention in the newspapers!!! "Persistent Lovers Win Nation's Sympathy As Gifts Pour In" blares one headline. Are you kidding me? It must have been a slow time for news.

Anyway, it gets wilder and wilder as the boys get married (drawing names out of hat) and then try to build a house. There are some classic slapstick scenes in here, such as with Curly and the cement. It's total insanity.....just the way we Three Stooges fans like it.

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