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Director:
Writers:
Al Giebler (story)
Elwood Ullman (story)
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Release Date:
2 July 1938 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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)
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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:
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:
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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Referenced in Forbidden Zone (1980)See more »

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1 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Groucho, 13 December 2005
Author: tedg (tedg@FilmsFolded.com) from Virginia Beach

I saw this with another Stooges short, "The Sitter-Downers." By the late 30's they were trying all sorts of forms. "Sitter" was based on a famous Keaton gag. This is based on the Marx brothers form.

The three take the identities of professors at a girl's school. There's a Margaret Dumaont character, and what you'll see in terms of gags are half Marx and half Stooge.

At the beginning is a pretty sexy shot of one of the young women in a seethrough clingy silk athletic blouse. Postcode adventure I guess. This was Marjorie Deanne who appeared in a couple dozen movies as the designated cheesecake.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.

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