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Flat Foot Stooges (1938)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Curly (as Curly)
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Moe (as Moe)
Dick Curtis ...
Mr. Reardon
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Fire Chief Kelly
Lola Jensen ...
Miss Crickett Kelly
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Chamados para Apagarem as Chamas  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Production number 439. See more »

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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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Fair Stooges Short
24 May 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Flat Foot Stooges (1938)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Decent short has the Three Stooges working at a fire company that still uses a horse and buggy to go to the fires. A salesman tries to make them come current but the owner refuses so the man accidentally starts a fire at the firehouse. It's hard to believe one could say that a Stooges short was just too silly for its own good but that's pretty much the case here. Have you ever seen a duck that eats some gun powder and then lays an egg that explodes? You'll get to see that here as well as another scene where bulldog fights a mouse only to get beat up. Those two items aren't really funny and that's pretty much the story from start to finish. We get a few nice gags but even the best ones will only put a smile on your face and none of them will have you laughing at out. The entire second half of the film deals with the firehouse being on fire but the Stooges manage not to realize even though they're downstairs from the blaze. This leads to a rather amusing scene where they must try to get the wagon around town without any horses.


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