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Flat Foot Stooges (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 5 December 1938 (USA)
The stooges are firemen at a station that still uses horses to pull the engines. A salesman who wants to sell the chief some modern equipment plants gun powder in one of the engines. The ... See full summary »

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The stooges are firemen at a station that still uses horses to pull the engines. A salesman who wants to sell the chief some modern equipment plants gun powder in one of the engines. The chiefs daughter catches him and after a chase both are knocked unconscious. When a fire starts, the stooges respond to the alarm, but don't realize its their firehouse that's burning! Somehow they manage to arrive in time to save the girl, and the villain gets his just desserts. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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5 December 1938 (USA)  »

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Chamados para Apagarem as Chamas  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This short marked the debut of supporting actor Dick Curtis. See more »

Goofs

Curly also blows a line - "The horse falls on the harness - I mean the harness falls on the horses...". See more »

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Curly: Hey, we're doin' the Corrigan!
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The Keystone Firemen
2 September 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In this short subject the boys are firemen who succeed in burning down the fire station. Not that in this case they started the fire, but their response time leaves a lot to be desired even for the Three Stooges.

It all starts innocently enough for the boys, they're told the fireman's picnic is coming and to get things spic and span even their two white horses. Only Moe, Larry, and Curly would think of sending the horses and themselves to get cleaned up.

This short subject is something of a Keystone Kops reunion with brothers Chester and Heinie Conklin in the cast. With Chief Chester leading the response to a fire in their own station is hilarious.

One wonders if the ancestors of the Three Stooges were part of the Rome Volunteer Fire Department when Nero burned the city.


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