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3 Dumb Clucks (1937)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 17 April 1937 (USA)
The Stooges escape from jail in order to save their father from gangsters and a beautiful gold-digger.

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The stooges escape from jail when they learn their father, who has just become rich, is planning to leave their mother and marry a young girl. Curly is mistaken for the stooges father (he plays both parts) and marries the girl instead. When they learn that she is working with gangsters who plan to kill their father for his money, they escape and take their father with them. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Curly was injured in the scene where two henchmen push him down an elevator shaft. He landed head-first and his scalp was opened. A studio physician stitched up the injury; the results are visible in the scene where Curly is trying on hats. See more »

Goofs

When Larry and Moe are trying to get through the gate using a hammer and chisel just before Curly hits the chisel Moe bumps the gate and it moves open slightly; but is back closed tight when Curly actually swings the hammer. See more »

Quotes

Curly: I got an idea in the back of my head!
Curly: Well, bring it out front!
[He hits him in the head]
Moe: What is it?
Curly: You knocked it clear out!
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Remade as Up in Daisy's Penthouse (1953) See more »

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Curly wants a trophy wife
20 March 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

3 Dumb Clucks finds Moe, Larry, and Curly in the joint when they receive word that their rich father is about to throw her over for a trophy wife. They break out of jail to stop dear old dad from making a fool of himself.

Worse than they realize, the woman is the bait in a con game. They plan to marry the old guy and then take his money. It's the 3 Stooges to the rescue.

This one is Curly's moment to shine. He's not only a stooge, but he plays the father and the aging is accomplished by giving him some sideburns. Shave them off and he looks just like his son. In a series of gags that's part of how they rescue dear old dad.

This one's for fans of Curly Howard. NYUK Nyuk.


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