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Release Date:
7 January 1938 (USA) See more »
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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)

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Production number 416.See more »
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Follows Ants in the Pantry (1936)See more »
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Bland, 19 June 2009
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Termites of 1938 (1938)

** (out of 4)

A woman needs a date so she decides to call an escort service but she accidentally dials a termite company being led by Moe, Larry and Curly. The boys end up going to this lavished party and all hell breaks loose of course. This is one of the very few Stooges short where I found nothing to be funny. I really don't recall laughing once, which is saying quite a bit but I found this thing to be rather boring from start to finish. The first half deals with the boys trying to catch a mouse by rigging a trap to fire off a canon but of course things go wrong. The second half deals with the party where we get some unfunny gags including one where the rich people start copying the way the Stooges are eating their mashed potatoes. I noticed that Charley Chase was credited with Associate Producer but you can't notice any of his touch here.

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