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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 »
Frederic MarchSee more »


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Exterminating a party, 20 February 2014
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Termites Of 1938 has Moe, Larry, and Curly as the Acme Exterminating company who when we first meet them are trying several new experimental methods of dealing with mice. One particular mouse gets the best of all of them.

But they could be moving up in the world as maid Etta McDaniel calls a wrong number as she is trying for the Acme Escort Bureau. These three as escorts is a concept you have to wrap your head around. But they go to an exclusive society party and start new trends in table manners and then go to work exterminating the party essentially.

Another really funny one from the Stooges.

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