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Release Date:
20 May 1938 (USA) See more »
Larry Lets On It's "LOVELY!" (original poster) See more »
Curly wins $50,000 in a radio contest and the stooges move into the Hotel Costa Plente. Their suite... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Curly Howard ... Curly Howard (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobby Burns ... Room Service Waiter (uncredited)
Jean Carmen ... Marge - Gold-digging Widow (uncredited)
Earlene Heath ... Lil - Gold-digging Widow (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... House Detective (uncredited)
Lucille Lund ... Daisy - Gold-digging Widow (uncredited)
James C. Morton ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)

Directed by
Del Lord 
Writing credits
Searle Kramer (story)

Searle Kramer (screenplay)

Produced by
Jules White .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Allen G. Siegler 
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 (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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There is a rare chance to hear Curly's real voice in the short. Shortly before he turns the radio on, he is talking to Moe and Larry, and his voice is noticeably lower.See more »
[first lines]
Larry:How many?
Moe:I'll take three.
Larry:I'll take the same.
Moe:I bet two.
[Moe puts two pancakes on the center plate]
Larry:I'll see those two, and I'll raise you five!
[Larry puts his entire stack on the center plate]
Moe:I'd better win today I haven't had breakfast in a week!
Larry:Well the best man always wins.
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Healthy, Wealthy, and Hysterical!, 7 April 2010
Author: Humphrey Fish from United States

Once again, this is another short starring the Three Stooges that I really wanted to see when I had heard that it had existed, and so one day I got the Three Stooges Collection Vol. 2 and I noticed that this one was on that set, and this was one of the first ones that I watched, I instead of Healthy, Wealthy, and Dumb, I would have called this Three Stooges short film, Healthy, Wealthy, and Hysterical! I thought that this Three Stooges short was very funny, I was laughing out-loud almost throughout the course of the entire short, because almost every other second something very hysterical happened!

Curly is really getting the spotlight in this really hysterical short, he wins some money in a radio contest and of course Moe and Larry demand that he share the money with him. Because whenever one Stooge is really going to be getting a lot of money, the other two want in on it was well, forcing the other Stooge to concede to them and accept them in on the money!

You really need to see this hysterical Three Stooges short, because you will be just laughing and laughing when you see this, you are going to love this!


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