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Ewart Adamson (story)
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Release Date:
6 January 1939 (USA) See more »
The stooges are sailors working in a ships' tailor shop. When they can't get passes to go ashore, they... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Phyllis Barry ... Miss Olga Arvin
Harry Semels ... Count Alfred Gehrol
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lane Chandler ... Shore Patrolman (uncredited)
Lew Davis ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Vernon Dent ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Charles Dorety ... Policeman (uncredited)

Ned Glass ... Sailor with Telegram (uncredited)

John Ince ... Butler (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Policeman (uncredited)
James C. Morton ... Admiral H.S. Taylor (uncredited)
Cy Schindell ... Guard (uncredited)
Al Thompson ... Party Guest (uncredited)

John Tyrrell ... Lieutenant on Ship (uncredited)
Elaine Waters ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Bert Young ... Shore Patrolman (uncredited)

Directed by
Del Lord 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ewart Adamson  story and screenplay

Produced by
Jules White .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard 
Film Editing by
Charles Nelson 
Music Department
Louis Silvers .... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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19 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Did You Know?

During the sequence where curly is stuck to a spring , you can hear crew members laughing out loud along with vernon dent Something that almost never happens in a stooge short, Also curly injures his head while falling on the floor and hitting a tableSee more »
Curly:Smells like somebody's fryin' onions.See more »
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Edited into They Stooge to Conga (1943)See more »


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A Few Laughs, 24 May 2010
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

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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