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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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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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Trivia:
The title of this movie short is a takeoff of a 1936 movie called Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Although they know him as Professor Von Stupid, a chorus of girls sings "Curly's a dope."See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Moe:Super service!
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Violent is the Word for Curly, 7 May 2005
Author: Kristine (kristinedrama14@msn.com) from Chicago, Illinois

I'm still swinging to the alphabet with this hilarious episode of the Three Stooges. Basically Moe, Larry, and Curly screw up their job cleaning and filling up cars with gas. When they run away, the get into a very wet situation causing them to steal professor gowns to stay dry. But when the dean of students over at Mildew Academy thinks that they are the three brilliant professors that they've been looking for, the boys take the job without asking. They have fun with the academy instead of teaching knowledge. This is one of the best stooge shorts, and I would highly recommend it.

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