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Calling All Curs (1939)

 |  Comedy, Short  |  25 August 1939 (USA)
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The stooges run a pet hospital and get an important patient, Garcon, a rich ladies poodle. When dognappers posing as reporters steal the poodle, the boys are in a tough spot. First they try... See full summary »

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The stooges run a pet hospital and get an important patient, Garcon, a rich ladies poodle. When dognappers posing as reporters steal the poodle, the boys are in a tough spot. First they try to fool their client by disguising a mutt as the poodle. When that doesn't work, they use the mutt as a bloodhound to track down the crooks. When they discover the bad guys hideout, Curly defeats them in a fight and they find Garcon, only to discover that "he" has had a litter of puppies. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Production number 445. See more »

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When Moe squirts soap in Curly's face it comes out before Moe touches the dispenser. See more »

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Dr. Moe: [on loudspeaker] Calling Dr. Curly. Calling Dr. Curly.
Dr. Curly: What do you want?
Dr. Moe: Listen, you onion head, you march yourself in here and wash that dog.
Dr. Curly: Oh, you do it yourself.
Dr. Moe: Oh, mutiny, eh?
Dr. Curly: Yeah, and it's not out on the bounty.
[sticks out tongue and gets punched through loud speaker by Moe]
Dr. Moe: [sticks head out of loudspeaker] Now come in here like I told you.
[Curly starts to leave]
Dr. Moe: [Moe's head is stuck in loudspeaker] Hey, what a minute. I'm stuck.
[...]
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Dr. Moe, Dr. Curly, Dr. Larry
29 June 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Calling All Curs (1939) stars Moe, Larry and Curly as veterinarians who must save a dog (Garcon) from it's kidnappers.

Curly is at his best in this one. He does a very very funny bit with dog bones biting his nose. How can you not like that?

It's a solid short, also a clip of this was in Lethal Weapon! Mel Gibson is a HUGE stooges fan. He was responsible for the ABC made-for-television movie about The Three Stooges' rise and somewhat screw job by Columbia.


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