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Cookoo Cavaliers (1940)

The stooges are three fish peddlers who, looking for a new business opportunity, open a beauty salon south of the border. Their first customers are some chorus girls from a local night club... See full summary »

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The stooges are three fish peddlers who, looking for a new business opportunity, open a beauty salon south of the border. Their first customers are some chorus girls from a local night club. After the stooges completely ruin the girls' hair, and their manager finds out, the boys must leave on the run. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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There is an unfinished gag involving hair remover spilled on a dog. The unedited version shows Curly wiping the dog dry and all the dog's hair comes off. See more »

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Another Winner from the Stooges
30 July 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Cookoo Cavaliers (1940)

*** (out of 4)

When the Three Stooges fish business runs dry they decide to spend $300 on a bar in Mexico. Once they arrive they are shocked to learn that instead of a bar they were sold a beauty salon but it doesn't take long for them to get some customers. A rich but dangerous businessman shows up with his four beautiful daughters and by the time the Stooges are done with them they're anything but pretty. This certainly isn't the greatest short in the career of the Stooges but there are enough big laughs to make it worth viewing. I think the film starts off a little slow as most of the jokes are hit and miss with the majority of them being about how rotten the fish are and how bad they smell. This joke is put to good use when a dog comes up to steal of fish but passes out from the smell but from here on out the jokes aren't that funny. Once we get to Mexico is when the short really comes to life and one must really give the four actresses playing the daughters a lot of credit because the boys really mess them up. There are some hilarious moments here because, as you'd expect, the Stooges are too stupid to realize what they're doing. In one of the best sequences one of the girls ask for a mud face but Larry accidentally puts concrete on her. The final gag with three of the sisters is a joke you're going to expect as there's a build-up towards it but once it finally happens you won't be able to stop laughing.


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