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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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Runtime:
18 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)
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Trivia:
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 »
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:
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?See more »
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Referenced in Strongbad_email.exe (2004) (V)See more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Great Three Stooges short!, 25 March 2005
Author: Movie Nuttball from U.S.A.

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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