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Three Missing Links (1938)

The stooges are janitors working in a movie studio. After wrecking the bosses office, they get jobs as actors in an African movie. Curly plays a gorilla and Moe and Larry are primitive ... See full summary »

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Mirabel Mirabel
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The stooges are janitors working in a movie studio. After wrecking the bosses office, they get jobs as actors in an African movie. Curly plays a gorilla and Moe and Larry are primitive natives. On location in Africa, the stooges have a confrontation with a witch doctor from whom Curly buys some "love candy" with hopes of attracting the films leading lady. When a female gorilla disrupts the movie set, Curly eats some of the candy and chases after her. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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29 July 1938 (USA)  »

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Should Gorillas Marry?  »

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The first Stooges short to be directed by Jules White. See more »

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Just after Curly throws mud at Moe's face, who then hurls it to Larry, against the tent behind them, you can see the shadow of the boom mic, (something hard to spot in the many Stooges films). See more »

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Herbert - Director: I wonder where that safari is? We ought to be up with them by now.
Curly: Maybe they're safari away, we'll never catch 'em!
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Is It Curly Or The Gorilla? Hard To Tell
20 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Stooges go from totally-inept janitors to actors working for the "Super Terrific Productions" movie company, under the leadership of "B.O. Botswaddle." That occurs when the latter takes a good look at our guys and proclaims, "We've found our missing links."

They look just like the Neanderthals Botswaddle is looking for to shoot his next motion picture. The Stooges are too dumb to realize they've just been insulted. They are just happy to become actors.

The real fun happens when the film crew arrives in Africa. We get tons, literally, of gags signs to puns to outrageous physical stuff. (i.e. The Stooges see a sign on a hut that reads, "Dr. Ba Loni Sulami, Medicine Man, Hours 2-5 Or By Appointment.")

The best gags, IMO, come, when a real ape appears and gets confused with Curly the ape role. Both look identical and mayhem ensues and nobody knows if it's Curly or the real gorilla.

Jane Hamilton looked hot as the film-within-in-a-film female star "Mirabel Mirabel."


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