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Clyde Bruckman (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 December 1939 (USA) See more »
The stooges are phone repairmen who are mistaken for the psychiatrists in whose office they are working... 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)
Lorna Gray ... Sherry Rumsford

Don Beddoe ... J. Rumsford Rumsford
Bud Jamison ... Williams - Butler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beatrice Blinn ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Gloria Blondell ... Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
Beatrice Curtis ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Ann Doran ... Countess (uncredited)
Richard Fiske ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Painter / Party Guest (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Dr. York (uncredited)
Victor Travers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Evelyn Young ... Receptionist (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
Clyde Bruckman (original screenplay)

Produced by
Jules White .... associate producer
Cinematography by
George Meehan 
Film Editing by
Charles Nelson 
Music Department
Leigh Harline .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ben Oakland .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
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18 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Did You Know?

It has long been claimed that, during the cream puff fight, Lorna Gray (Sheri Rumsford) had a cream puff accidentally lodged into her throat. However, Miss Gray has said that the story is exaggerated. She was quite surprised at its impact and accuracy (as seen in her eyes, on-screen), but says she was never in any distress or required any medical attention.See more »
[to Curly]
Moe:Why don't you get a toupee with some brains in it!
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Pure Insanity Start-To-Finish!, 13 January 2011
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This is one of my favorite Three Stooges episodes because it's wild from start-to-finish.

It begins in the first 30 seconds with a young wife driving her car through the house into the living room, where people are waiting to celebrate her birthday. Apparently, she's done stuff like this before.

The husband has had it, so he calls for psychiatrists: Dr. Ziller, Dr. Zeller and Dr. Zoller and "their methods are known to be peculiar." Well, the Stooges are phone repairmen who just happened to be fixing the switchboard at the doctors' office when the call comes in for help. Desperate, they take the job and pretend to be psychiatrists. Notice how often the Stooges wind up in situations like this, impersonating others?

Anyway, that gives you an idea about the insanity and this pure frenetic Three Stooges short which has a crazy woman and the farcial Stooges having a lot of fun together at the birthday the funny expense of everyone else at the party. The dinner food-fight is a classic!

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