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Elwood Ullman (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
25 August 1939 (USA) See more »
Dog-Gone Good Fun! (One-sheet poster).
The stooges run a pet hospital and get an important patient, Garcon, a rich ladies poodle. When dognappers posing as reporters steal the poodle... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Curly Howard ... Dr. Curly (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Dr. Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Dr. Moe (as Moe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beatrice Blinn ... Nurse (uncredited)
Lynton Brent ... Duke - Dognapper (uncredited)
Beatrice Curtis ... Nurse (uncredited)
Isabel La Mal ... Mrs. Bedford (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Nurse (uncredited)
Dorothy Moore ... Nurse (uncredited)

Robin Raymond ... Nurse (uncredited)
Cy Schindell ... Tony - Dognapper (uncredited)
Libby Taylor ... Maid (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
Elwood Ullman (screenplay) &
Searle Kramer (screenplay)

Thea Goodan (story)

Produced by
Jules White .... associate producer
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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18 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Production number 445.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: You can see a shadow moving on the wall when Curly is trying to pull the thorn out of Garcon with pliers.See more »
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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References Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)See more »


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Funny Stooges Short, 24 May 2010
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Calling All Curs (1939)

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Funny Three Stooges short has them running a pet hospital where they get a prized poodle owned by a very rich woman. A couple men pretend to be reporters and take off with the dog so the Stooges must try and track them down or go to jail. The opening few minutes of this short is pretty much a build-up joke that really doesn't work as it gets no laughs but after this it's all comedy as we get one great joke after another as well as some snappy dialogue. One of the highlights of the film is when the boys take the reporters on a tour of the hospital where we get to see various dogs who are suffering from various problems ranging from eating out of the trash to one who like to drink beer. The pay-off to the trash gag is priceless as poor Moe takes one for the team. Other funny jokes include a maid sucking the hair off a dog, the final fight with the bad guys and another good sequence at the dinner table. If you think about it too hard you'll wonder how anyone as dumb as the Stooges could become vets but just sit back and enjoy all the laughs.

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