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Searle Kramer (story)
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Release Date:
18 February 1938 (USA) See more »
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The stooges are artists living in Paris. When the landlord comes after the overdue rent, the boys skip... See more » | 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:
Eugene Borden ... Enlistment Officer (uncredited)
Jean De Briac ... Gendarme (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Simitz - Arab Chief (uncredited)
William Irving ... Captain Gorgonzola (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Legionnaire Sergeant (uncredited)
John Lester Johnson ... Harem Guard (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Ida May ... Large Harem Girl (uncredited)
Alex Novinsky ... Peddler (uncredited)
John Rand ... Man in Street (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Landlord (uncredited)
Bert Young ... Sentry (uncredited)

Directed by
Del Lord 
 
Writing credits
Searle Kramer (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Jules White .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
André Barlatier 
 
Film Editing by
Charles Nelson 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas Flood .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Louis Silvers .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
William Grant Still .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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18 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia:
The gag with The Three Stooges dressed up in Santa Claus outfits in order to get into the palace would be used again, eleven years later (with Shemp Howard replacing Curly Howard), in their short Malice in the Palace (1949).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Curly jumps out of the apartment window, he clearly lands on the sidewalk and not the melons that appear on his feet.See more »
Quotes:
[after Moe conks Curly in the head with a chisel, and then apologizes]
Curly:Oh, oui, oui, oui, oui.
Moe:Oui what?
Curly:"Oui" ("We") should be more careful about what we do around here... Chisler!
[Moe conks him again]
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Malice in the Palace (1949)See more »
Soundtrack:
Zee Lollipop SongSee more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Genuine Three Stooges Classic, 2 June 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

The boys are in Paris as a sculptor (Moe), a pianist (Larry) and a painter (Curly). The latter is in good form, right off the bat, huffing on his painting and calling Moe the sculptor "a chiseler."

It's no surprise the guys are broke, eight months behind in the rent, and do what they can for food, such as "fishing" outside the window for the fresh fish of the day from a vendor on the street below.

I enjoyed some of the lines in here, such as this early exchange between Curly and the landlord with Curly showing him his "masterpiece." "This should be worth a fortune when I'm dead." "I should kill you now, and find out!"

Anyway, booted out of their apartment, the boys see a sign for the "French Foreign Legion" and think it's like the "American Legion," a place they can borrow money to get back home to the States. Through miscommunication, the boys wind up joining the French army.

Bud Jamieson, a frequent contributor to the Stooges films, plays a Legion sergeant who gets driven nuts by the boys and their ineptness as soldiers. After the captain is kidnapped, the boys try to atone for their security goof (and save themselves from a firing squad) by getting him back. They disguise themselves as Santa Clauses - in the middle of the desert! - to get into Arab Chief Simitz's house. The latter is played by another regular, Vernon Dent, whose accent in here is priceless. The girls in the harem are a riot, too.

This is another example of the Three Stooges in the prime. Almost any of these episodes that feature Curly and run to the mid-to-late '40s are great if nothing else than to admire his comic genius.

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