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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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25 August 1939 (USA)  »

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Call a Doctor  »

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Trivia

This is a the only time, in all of the shorts, the Stooges play white-collar workers, in this case doctors, rather then the typical blue-collar workers. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dr. Curly: [Larry is washing his socks]
[to Larry]
Dr. Curly: What are you doing?
Dr. Larry: [to Curly] Well, it's Monday isn't it?
Dr. Curly: [throws socks at Larry] Come on we have operating to do.
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Edited into Stop! Look! and Laugh! (1960) See more »

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Craziness ensues as the Boys play Veterinarians!
6 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lotsa Nyuk Nuyks in this one. I agree it's one of their best short subjects. They were best in the 'old days' of the 1930's and early 1940's. It got sort of lame after the original Curly retired, then died. They're all-time Great Comedians, especially if you love the silly crazy slapstick variety of comedy. Shemp was good, but not as good as Curly. It was cool that Moe employed members of his family to be Stooges- The original Curly (Jerome Horwitz 'Howard') and Shemp (Samuel Horwitz 'Howard')

They did so many short films together and a few feature-length films as well as TV cartoons, which you can now find on home video.


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