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Director:
Writers:
Al Giebler (story)
Elwood Ullman (story)
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Release Date:
2 July 1938 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
THEY'RE CRACKED IN THE CRANIUM...ON A CUCKOO CAMPUS!
Plot:
Three bumbling gas station attendants are mistaken for college professors arriving from Germany to teach at a prestigious women's college. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Entertaining short from the Three Stooges See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beatrice Blinn ... Brainy Astronomy Student (uncredited)
Marjorie Deanne ... Miss Katsby (uncredited)
Eddie Fetherston ... Benson (uncredited)
Gladys Gale ... Mrs. Sufferin Katsby (uncredited)
Pat Gleason ... Ice Cream Truck Driver (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Acme Service Station Owner (uncredited)
Alex Novinsky ... Professor Von Stupor (uncredited)
Vesey O'Davoren ... Professor Hicks (uncredited)
Al Thompson ... Professor Frankfurter (uncredited)

Directed by
Charley Chase 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Al Giebler  story & screenplay
Elwood Ullman  story & screenplay

Produced by
Charley Chase .... associate producer
Hugh McCollum .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard 
 
Film Editing by
Art Seid  (as Arthur Seid)
 
Sound Department
Edward Bernds .... sound (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Louis Silvers .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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18 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)
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The title of this movie short is a takeoff of a 1936 movie called Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936).See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: 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 »
Quotes:
Acme Service Station Owner:I'm going across the street, men, for a sandwich. Now listen, when the customers come in, give 'em service. Now, this is your first day on the job, so show me that you've got what it takes. Don't be afraid to push those sponges around. Use a little elbow grease!
Curly:Suppose it's knee-action?
[Moe backhand slaps Curly]
Curly:[getting in Larry's face] What's the idea?
Larry:Mistaken identity!
[points at Moe]
Curly:[waving nervously at Moe] Hiya, pal!
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining short from the Three Stooges, 9 January 2004
Author: rbverhoef (rbverhoef@hotmail.com) from The Hague, Netherlands

The Three Stooges are working at a gas station and their first customers are three famous professors from Europe. The stooges blow up their car and steal some of their clothes. When they are mistaken for the professors they end up at a women's college where they have to talk about their work.

Moe, Larry and Curly have made another fine short. I had a pretty good time and some of the violent jokes are quite good, especially one involving a woman near the end. Finally the word "violent" is in the title because you have to admit that the stooges are a little too violent sometimes. Still, this one is very nice.

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