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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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Violent is the Word for Curly is one of the most fun of The Three Stooges shorts See more (11 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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In the scene where a frozen Curly is thawed over an open fire, Moe and Larry couldn't turn the crank and the straps holding him slipped off. "He was pretty well seared," an observer recalled. "Curly was hollering his head off."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:
Mrs. Katsby:Oh, Professor Von Stooper?
Larry:Stupid?
[pointing to Curly]
Larry:I guess you mean him!
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Violent is the Word for Curly is one of the most fun of The Three Stooges shorts, 1 August 2008
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

Just saw this on Thad's Animation Blog (actually, rewatched would be the better word since I first viewed this in the late '70s on afternoon television). In this one, the boys are gas station attendants who are doing "super service" on three professors on their way to a college they've been hired for. But the Stooges' inept errands has the car they're working on blowing up, so Moe, Larry, and Curly end up running for their lives. They then disguise themselves as those men as a case of mistaken identity ensues...Quite hilarious from beginning to end with the highlight being the "Swinging the Alphabet" number. Especially loved Curly's contribution and the girls' admonition of "Curly's a dope!" afterwards! Directed with great fun by comedian Charley Chase.

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