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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 »

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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>

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Mad buffoons in a barrage of laughs!

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27 December 1940 (USA)  »

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All This and Bullets, Too  »

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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 »

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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.
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Edited into Dizzy Pilots (1943) See more »

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16 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen each of the nearly two hundred Three Stooges' shorts at least a dozen times each, and this has always been my favorite. There are just so many things that happen in this short--Jules White could have made a two hour feature out of all the different scenes and situations! But I think the funniest scene of all is the ending which takes place during WWI. The Germans at the headquarters all speak pig latin, which is hilarious in itself, but it's just too funny when Moe is screaming with laughter because of the laughing gas, and then giggles, "Our own troops are shooting at us!" To which Larry replies, while busting a gut, "We'll be killed!" This is by far my favorite Stooge short.


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