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Elwood Ullman (story) &
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Release Date:
7 January 1938 (USA) See more »
They've Got the Bug-House Blues!
The stooges are pest exterminators, mistakenly hired by a rich lady looking for an escort to a fancy society party... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beatrice Blinn ... Guest (uncredited)
Symona Boniface ... Guest (uncredited)
Helen Davis ... Guest (uncredited)
Lew Davis ... Guest (uncredited)
Richard Fiske ... Arthur Van Twitchell (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Mrs. Muriel Van Twitchell (uncredited)
Dorothy Granger ... Mrs. Mabel Sturgeon (uncredited)
Carlton Griffin ... Guest (uncredited)
John Ince ... Clayhammer (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Lord Wafflebottom (uncredited)
Delos Jewkes ... Guest (uncredited)
Etta McDaniel ... Mandy - The Maid (uncredited)
Kay Vallon ... Tall Blonde Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Del Lord 
Writing credits
Elwood Ullman (story) &
Al Giebler (story)

Elwood Ullman (screenplay) &
Al Giebler (screenplay)

Produced by
Charley Chase .... associate producer
Hugh McCollum .... associate producer
Cinematography by
André Barlatier 
Film Editing by
Art Seid  (as Arthur Seid)
Music Department
Victor Schertzinger .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Louis Silvers .... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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USA:18 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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 #3782)

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The Three Stooges' first short of 1938, hence the reference in the title.See more »
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Follows Ants in the Pantry (1936)See more »
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Great one!, 9 August 2005
Author: Movie Nuttball from U.S.A.

The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is the all time funniest comedy team!

This is one of My favorite Three Stooges shorts with Curly! All Appearing in this short are Beatrice Blinn, Symona Boniface, Bess Flowers, Dorothy Granger, John Ince, and Bud Jamison! This one is so hilarious! Curly has a great performance here and in My opinion its one of his best. There are two others similar like this one called Ants in the Pantry and Pest Man Wins! I strongly recommend all three of these Three Stooges shorts!

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