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Violent Is the Word for Curly (1938)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  2 July 1938 (USA)
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Three bumbling gas station attendants are mistaken for college professors arriving from Germany to teach at a prestigious women's college.

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The stooges are left in charge of a gas station and manage to blow up the car of their first customers, three famous European professors. The stooges steal some of the academics' clothes and wind up at "Mildew", a women's college where the three professors are expected. Mistaken as the real thing, the boys take their place on the faculty. When the real professors show up, the stooges try to convince a rich woman, the schools benefactor, that an athletics programs is more important. Their athletics demonstration comes to an explosive end when the real professors slip them a nitroglycerin basketball. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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THEY'RE CRACKED IN THE CRANIUM...ON A CUCKOO CAMPUS!

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Curly el violento  »

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This short contains the classic Stooges rendition of "Swinging the Alphabet", originally composed by Septimus Winner, under the title "The Spelling Bee". Charley Chase's family maid taught it to his children, and Charley brought it to the attention of the Stooges. See more »

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After the lunchman says "Luncheon is served", the a shadow of the boom mic is moving about at the top left corner of the screen. See more »

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Moe: Don't ya know it's bad etiquette to reach in front of a person when said person is trying to snag a morsel of food?
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"Swingin' The Alphabet'
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Great Three Stooges short!
25 March 2005 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is the all time funniest comedy team!

One of the most hilarious Three Stooges shorts is Violent is the word for Curly. In this short are Marjorie Deanne, Eddie Fetherston, Gladys Gale, Pat Gleason, Bud Jamison, and John T. Murray, and Al Thompson. The acting by these actors are all very good especially by Jamison and Deanne. There are many funny scenes here that I think most Three Stooges fans will love! In My opinion this one of the most different Three Stooges shorts. I recommend this one to all!


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