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Andrew Bennison (original screenplay) &
Mauri Grashin (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 October 1939 (USA) See more »
The stooges are tramps looking for handouts. Although the boys are down and out, Curly seems to get everything he wishes for... See more » | 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:

Dorothy Comingore ... June Jenkins (uncredited)

James Craig ... Swindler Driving Car (uncredited)
Dick Curtis ... Clipper, Swindler in Back Seat (uncredited)
Richard Fiske ... Mr. Johnson - Farmer (uncredited)

Lorna Gray ... May Jenkins (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Briggs, Swindler in Front Seat (uncredited)
Eva McKenzie ... The Widow Jenkins (uncredited)
Dorothy Moore ... April Jenkins (uncredited)
Victor Travers ... Uncle Tim - Justice of the Peace (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
Andrew Bennison (original screenplay) &
Mauri Grashin (original screenplay)

Produced by
Jules White .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Henry Freulich 
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

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

Did You Know?

The only short in which Moe never hits Larry.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: The padding under Moe's coat is clearly visible in the scene where the saw hits him in the stomach.See more »
Mr. Johnson, Farmer:Hey! What d'ya think ye're doin'?
Curly:I'm sawin' a saw in half with a saw, see?
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Movie Connections:
Edited into Oil's Well That Ends Well (1958)See more »


when Curly is attempting to lock the trap door in the bottom of the farmer`s cart, he is unsuccessful. how could it be done?
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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Great Stooges short!, 15 June 2004
Author: Movie Nuttball from U.S.A.

The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is the all time funniest comedy team!

Oily To Bed, Oily to Rise is a great one with Curly! The part where the Stooges are in the barn is hilarious! I love the outside nature of the short film! Dick Curtis, Eddie Laughton, Richard Fiske, Eva McKenzie, and Victor Travers are in this one along with the beautiful Lorna Gray and Dorothy Moore! There is another Stooges short similar like this with Joe called Oil's Well That Ends Well which a decent short. Oily To Bed, Oily to Rise I strongly recommend!

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