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Ewart Adamson (story)
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Release Date:
15 November 1940 (USA) See more »
The stooges are three fish peddlers who, looking for a new business opportunity, open a beauty salon south of the border... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Curly Howard ... Curly Sinker (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry Hook (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe Line (as Moe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dorothy Appleby ... Rosita (uncredited)
Lynton Brent ... Pedro Ruiz (uncredited)
Dorothy DeHaven ... Cochita (uncredited)
Anita Garvin ... Weakfish Customer (uncredited)
Marjorie Kane ... Mexican Woman (uncredited)
Bob O'Connor ... Manuel Gonzales (uncredited)
Blanche Payson ... Mackerel Customer (uncredited)
Blanca Vischer ... Pepita (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
Ewart Adamson (story)

Ewart Adamson (screenplay)

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
Cinematography by
Henry Freulich 
Film Editing by
Art Seid  (as Arthur Seid)
Crew believed to be complete

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18 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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Production number 455.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Booby Dupes (1945)See more »


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International "Fishing" Trip, 13 August 2014
Author: John T. Ryan ( from United States

THIS ENTRY INTO the long running Three Stooges series came out when the Stooges comedies were probably at their pinnacle of popularity and production values (such as they were). It was during this sort of Limbo world of post-Depression and pre-American involvement in World War II that the short first saw the light of day.

THE RARELY USED plot of having the boys operating in two very different environs has always caused a definite sense of confusion in our mind. By starting out as trucking fish peddlers and winding up as surprised and totally inept beauticians, we find that we always tend to separate the two episodes; resulting in the false perception that there are two distinctly different short subjects.

THE ELEMENT OF comic use of language barrier as a source of the great misunderstanding is an integral part of so many comedies of the day. Although probably considered to be "Politically Incorrect" today, the freely employed burlesquing of the accents of Latin American people was a great source for verbal gags.

SO WE SEE the mispronunciation of "Salon" as "Saloon"; which is a central tenet of the story.

THIS PARTICULAR PRODUCTION features the talents of many of the standard Columbia Short Subjects regulars. Joining the Stooges in creating the fun are: the beautiful Dorothy Appleby, Lynton Brent, Dorothy De Haven, Marjorie Kane, Bob O'Connor, Blanche Payson and Blanca Vischer.

AS A SPECIAL ADDED feature of this comedy is the inclusion of Hal Roach veteran player, Anita Garvin. The beautiful and talented former foil for folks like Laurel & Hardy and Charley Chase, in both the Silents and the Talkies was appearing in what was to be her last film role (as a customer for the Stooges' mobile fish business early in the movie).

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