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Clyde Bruckman (screenplay)
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17 April 1937 (USA) See more »
The Stooges escape from jail in order to save their father from gangsters and a beautiful gold-digger. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Curly Howard ... Curly / Pop Howard (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Austin ... Prison Guard (uncredited)

Lynton Brent ... Hat Salesman (uncredited)
Lew Davis ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Charles Dorety ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Chopper's Henchman (uncredited)
Lucille Lund ... Daisy (uncredited)

Frank Mills ... Chopper (uncredited)
Cy Schindell ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Harry Tenbrook ... Chopper's Henchman (uncredited)
Al Thompson ... Pop's Butler (uncredited)
Elaine Waters ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Del Lord 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Clyde Bruckman  screenplay

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

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17 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)
Australia:G | USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Not Rated (Digital Streaming) | USA:Not Rated (VHS Rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #3061)

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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 »
Miscellaneous: 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 »
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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Not One Of The Stooges' Best, But We See Curly In A Dual Role, 27 February 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

The boys break out of jail and go home to try and stop their pappy from being taken advantage of by a gold digger and from gangsters. Curly plays a dual role, taking over as the father. I guess that's most distinguishing feature of this so-so Three Stooges short. They didn't do anything, makeup wise, to Curly except to put big sideburns on him. That makes him 20 years older? No, he looks the same. It turns out, however, that is part of the story as we later get a "mistaken identity" angle where the bimbo thinks Curly is the old man.

Overall, this wasn't one of the Stooges best, especially in an era where they were really on a roll. Hey, you can't get a gem every time.

Note: If you watch enough of these Three Stooges in a short period of time, such as a couple of the DVDs, you see repeating scenes and comic lines. That was the case here in the opening jail scene. I saw and heard three jokes I had just seen in other episodes! Actually, this could have been the first usage of the jokes since it was done fairly early (1937) in the boys' careers. Whatever; fortunately, new material came after that in this episode, but you wonder how many of the same lines and jokes, and stock footage was used over the years.

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