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Saved by the Belle (1939)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  30 June 1939 (USA)
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The stooges are traveling salesmen stranded in Valeska, a tropical country prone to earthquakes. Having no luck selling fur coats to the natives they are arrested when they receive a ... See full summary »

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The stooges are traveling salesmen stranded in Valeska, a tropical country prone to earthquakes. Having no luck selling fur coats to the natives they are arrested when they receive a telegram instructing them to "get rid of present wardrobe" and an official thinks they are planning to assassinate president Ward Robey. With the help of Rita, a beautiful revolutionary, the boys escape a firing squad, and are sent on a mission to deliver important plans to the revolutionary leader. When they deliver a rolled up calendar by mistake, they are once again heading for a firing squad but are spared when Rita arrives with the real plans. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Curly: You know I'm temperamental.
Moe: Yeah, 95% temper, 5% mental.
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One of the weakest Curly-era efforts
21 January 2002 | by (San Ramon, CA) – See all my reviews

This short seemed pretty weak to me. The problem is too many things that were supposed to be funny failed to make me laugh. There were a few good parts as there are in any Curly short, but this one just had too many unfunny scenes for a stooge short.

Grade: D+


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