MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 37,728 this week

Boobs in Arms (1940)

7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 334 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 3 critic

The stooges are greeting card salesmen who are mistakenly inducted into the army after escaping from the jealous husband of one of their customers. In bootcamp their sergeant turns out to ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(story)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 476 titles
created 14 Oct 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 29 Oct 2012
 
a list of 6287 titles
created 13 Apr 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 21 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Boobs in Arms" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Boobs in Arms (1940)

Boobs in Arms (1940) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Boobs in Arms.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The stooges are phone repairmen who are mistaken for the psychiatrists in whose office they are working. A rich man hires them to treat his impetuous young wife who is always running of for... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The stooges are sailors working in a ships' tailor shop. When they can't get passes to go ashore, they steal officers uniforms and go to a party with Curly passing himself off as Admiral ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Western | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The stooges are living with their mother who persuades them its time to leave home and seek their fortune. After a con man sells them a phony deed to a lost gold mine, the boys head west to... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The stooges are pest exterminators who drum up business by planting vermin in a ritzy mansion where a party is going on. They are hired, but must pose as guests to work unobserved. They ... See full summary »

Director: Jack White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Western | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Set in a western town, the stooges are working as waiters in a saloon with the three girls they hope to marry. The proprietor of the saloon is a crook who, with his partner, has buried ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
3 Dumb Clucks (1937)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Stooges escape from jail in order to save their father from gangsters and a beautiful gold-digger.

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The stooges are down and out. With a cop chasing them, they flee into an artists studio where they are mistaken for students. The cop continues to hunt for them and they use a variety of ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The stooges are small time actors traveling by train to an engagement. Along with their pet monkey, they manage to spoil the trip for quite a few of the other passengers including the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Short | Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Although circumstances force an over-matched Curly into a wrestling ring against a superior opponent, a spectator's perfume proves to be his secret weapon.

Director: Jack White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Woman Haters (1934)
Comedy | Musical | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The stooges join the "Women Haters" club and vow to have nothing to do with the fair sex. Larry marries a girl anyway and attempts to hide the fact from Moe and Curly as they take a train ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Gottler
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Matri-Phony (1942)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The stooges are potters in ancient Rome during the reign of Emperor Octopus Grabus. When the emperor orders all beautiful red-headed women to be brought before him so he can select a wife, ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Edwards
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The stooges are tree surgeons who are enlisted by a rich old man to find a mate for his rare puckerless persimmon tree. The boys sail to the tropical island of Rhum-Boogie to find the tree.... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Curly (as Curly)
...
Larry (as Larry)
...
Moe (as Moe)
Richard Fiske ...
Sergeant Hugh Dare
Evelyn Young ...
Mrs. Dare
Edit

Storyline

The stooges are greeting card salesmen who are mistakenly inducted into the army after escaping from the jealous husband of one of their customers. In bootcamp their sergeant turns out to be the same man, whom they constantly vex and bewilder. When the boys are sent to the front lines and the sergeant is captured they must rescue him, which they do after doping themselves with laughing gas. At the end they get shot off into the sunset on a cannon shell. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Mad buffoons in a barrage of laughs!

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All This and Bullets, Too  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

After the US Congress passed the Selective Training and Service Act on September 16, 1940, comedies about military life became popular; "Boobs in Arms" was the earliest of its kind. See more »

Quotes

Curly: [reading a greeting card] Greetings little shut-in, don't you weep or sigh, if you're not out by Christmas, you'll be out the 4th of July.
See more »

Connections

References Half Shot Shooters (1936) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"Hey! What's the idea goin' swimmin'? We've got work to do!"
8 June 2002 | by (Adelaide, South Australia) – See all my reviews

One of my favourite Stooges shorts ever. Not only did the comedy and the brief "romance" made this short enjoyable, but also the usage of suspension and black comedy used in the war sequences.

It began with the Three Stooges selling cards. Curly tries to present a card to two very uppity people, which he refers to them as a "Snob!" and a "Snobess!". They then knock into some really touchy guy and knock him off once again - this time, into a hole on the ground.

Later they try to sell cards at an apartment and meet a young, married but depressed and desperate lady, who fears that her husband doesn't show any signs affection to her.

Woman: "My husband doesn't love me anymore!"

The guys make up a plan that they pretend to be her lovers, so her husband may get jealous and develop a greater need of his wife.

Curly: "Make way for the original Romeo! N'yuk-n'yuk!"

Her husband - who turns out to be the same guy they threw down the hole - walks through and spots the guys "romancing" the lady in a hope to make him jealous.

Husband: "What's goin' on in here?" Curly (not reconizing the man at first sight): "Scram, buddy! You're interferin' romance!" Moe (ditto): "Go."

Later on, after a chase, the Three Stooges enlist in the war and think all is well. Until they relize that their commander is the exact man who - oh, you'll just have to find out yourself!

After a hilarious attempt to "march like soilders", the Three Stooges get a really serious warning.

Commander: "Now listen - one more break out of you guys and I'll kill you - all three of you! Now I'm going to teach you to act like solders whenether you like it or not."

Later on, the Commander is captured. The Three Stooges are given laughing gas to win over the enemies. Instead they turn the bomb in on themselves and end up laughing till the very end of the short!

Very funny... also a piece of history too, considering the fact that this particular short was made during a very difficult time when the Troops were fighting, suffering, dying and it was surely hard to laugh during these times. I think this is a short "for the troops" - really dedicated to the troops. :)

Ciao, from Sharee!


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Boobs in Arms (1940) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?