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Three Little Sew and Sews (1939)

The stooges are sailors working in a ships' tailor shop. When they can't get passes to go ashore, they steal officers uniforms and go to a party with Curly passing himself off as Admiral ... See full summary »

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The stooges are sailors working in a ships' tailor shop. When they can't get passes to go ashore, they steal officers uniforms and go to a party with Curly passing himself off as Admiral Taylor and Moe and Larry as his aides. Two spies, one of them a beautiful woman, trick the stooges into stealing a new submarine. The boys turn the table on the spies and capture them. When the real Admiral shows up, Curly's reenacts the capture and accidentally detonates a bomb, blowing them all to kingdom come. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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6 January 1939 (USA)  »

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Submarine Behave!  »

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In the final scene where the Stooges turn into angels after getting blown up by the submarine, Larry asked director Del Lord to make him the low man, due to him being afraid he might fall. The wires hoisted Larry up high, anyway, and he started screaming. Lord responded "You are up there and going to stay up there until we finish the goddamn shot!". Larry did as he was told. See more »

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Wires can be seen on the bombs that fly past Curly and they can be seen again when the Stooges turn into angels after being blown up. See more »

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Curly: Smells like somebody's fryin' onions.
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Edited into They Stooge to Conga (1943) See more »

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A Few Laughs
24 May 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Three Little Sew and Sews (1939)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The Stooges join the Navy to see the world and meet women but they end up being nothing more than tailors. Curly puts on an Admiral's outfit and goes to a party where he and the boys get kidnapped by spies and forced to steal a submarine. This is pretty average stuff for the Stooges but we still get several gags that work well. I think the second half of the film is where the majority of the laughs are as the stuff inside the sub is pretty funny. The shots of the sub are incredibly fake looking but this helps the laughs as the thing is constantly jumping in and out of the water like you'd expect a fish to do. We also get a funny chase sequence inside the sub as the guys chase the spies in a small circle only to end with the violence we like. The first portion of the movie isn't too bad, although we get many familiar jokes including the boys trying to iron but burning holes through the clothes. The scene with Curly wearing the uniform and torturing Moe and Larry in jail was pretty funny as well.


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