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Ewart Adamson (story)
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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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USA:20 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Curly:Gasoline don't taste so good since Prohibition. They ain't so careful like when they used it for makin' gin.See more »
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Edited into They Stooge to Conga (1943)See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A Very Entertaining Stooges Short, 19 October 2010
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This is a wild and very funny Three Stooges short. Some of the best lines, which have to be seen rather than explained here, are - no surprise - by Curly, who seemed to be at this peak around this team. He was flat-out hilarious in here, in on almost all the gags....and there were a lot of funny lines in here, as well as the normal amount of sight gags.

The Stooges are tailors on a Naval Base and they wind up impersonating an admiral and his staff. They are in-and-out of trouble the entire time, from both the American officers and the spies (presumably German, although this was made a couple of years before the U.S. entered WWII.) What's neat is that Curly finally gets some revenge on his two partners, and has them thrown in jail for awhile.

From Curly drinking gasoline and having bombs fly into his arms to the hot babes flirting with the guys to the outrageous last scene with the angel outfits, this was a winner! Curly says some very smart things in here, too. For instance, a hot female spy is flirting with him, massaging his head. Curly is getting excited. "Oh, Admiral," she coos, "don't you trust me? "Sure, but I don't trust myself," says Curly in a very unintentionally profound statement.

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