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Andrew Bennison (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 April 1939 (USA) See more »
Con men hire the Stooges to sell memberships to a phony duck hunting club. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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:
Lynton Brent ... Blackie (uncredited)
Chuck Callahan ... Mayor (uncredited)

Lane Chandler ... Policeman (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Vegetarian in Hallway (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ... Doyle (uncredited)
Jack Hill ... Duck Hunter (uncredited)
William Irving ... Cop Hit by Melon (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Police Chief (uncredited)
Johnny Kascier ... Passerby (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ... Sheriff Sam (uncredited)
John Rand ... Duck Farmer (uncredited)
Cy Schindell ... Fruit Vendor (uncredited)
Victor Travers ... Club Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Del Lord 
Writing credits
Andrew Bennison (original screenplay)

Produced by
Jules White .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard 
Film Editing by
Charles Nelson 
Music Department
Leigh Harline .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ben Oakland .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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17 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Did You Know?

Ending scene is stock footage from "A Pain in the Pullman".See more »
Revealing mistakes: When the Stooges are trying to sell a membership to the man in the hallway, Culry tugs the lapel of his jacket and tears it off. In the next shot, the man's left sleeve is missing before he and Moe tear the rest of the jacket.See more »
Moe:Your troubles are over. Here we are!
Larry:Three of the best salesmen that ever sailed!
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Movie Connections:
Edited from A Pain in the Pullman (1936)See more »
You'll Never Know Just What Tears AreSee more »


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Stooges Go to the Ducks, 24 May 2010
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Ducking They Did Go, A (1939)

*** (out of 4)

Decent short has the Three Stooges running into con men who convinces the boys to go out and sell memberships to a fake duck hunting club. The boys end up selling to a bunch of police so when they take them to the club they learn that there aren't any ducks so they must do their best to come up with some. This is yet another pretty good short that manages to have quite a few laughs even if the end result isn't one of the best in the series. There are several funny moments here but one of the highlights has to be when Curly accidentally shoots a hole in the boat they're in so Larry shoots another to let the water out. Another funny site is when Moe is bent over hunting not knowing there's a duck on his back, which of course Larry sees and tries to shoot. The start of the film deals with the boys stealing watermelons and getting caught. This early stuff isn't nearly as funny as we get some gags repeated from previous films (which granted, did happen a lot). Fans of the series will no doubt find this to be a funny one but if someone's new then they'd probably want to start off with one of the better classics.

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