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Clyde Bruckman (screenplay)
Charles L. Kimball (story)
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Release Date:
23 August 1940 (USA) See more »
The stooge's friend Jerry convinces them to take out on insurance on Curly and then have him act insane to collect... 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 / Radio Announcer (as Moe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dorothy Appleby ... Dr. Lerious' Receptionist (uncredited)
Lynton Brent ... Jerry (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Dr. D. Lerious (uncredited)
Dudley Dickerson ... Crematorium Orderly (uncredited)
Charles Dorety ... Dog Catcher (uncredited)

Ned Glass ... Dog Catcher (uncredited)
Marjorie Kane ... Nurse (uncredited)
Johnny Kascier ... Battered Orderly (uncredited)
Lew Kelly ... Crematorium Orderly (uncredited)
Joe Palma ... Assistant Surgeon (uncredited)
Blanche Payson ... Nurse at Bellevue (uncredited)
Charles Phillips ... Assistant Surgeon (uncredited)
Cy Schindell ... Policeman (uncredited)
Al Thompson ... Orderly (uncredited)
John Tyrrell ... Anesthetist (uncredited)
Poppy Wilde ... Assistant Surgeon (uncredited)
Bert Young ... Photographer / Traffic Cop (uncredited)
Evelyn Young ... Woman in Lerious' Office (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Clyde Bruckman  screenplay
Charles L. Kimball  story

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline  (as Benjamin Kline)
Film Editing by
Mel Thorsen 
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

17 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Did You Know?

The radio announcer, heard by the dog catchers in their truck, is played by Moe Howard, using his natural out-of-character voice.See more »
Curly:That's my favorite dollar!
Moe:What do you mean your favorite dollar?
Curly:I raised it from a cent, now cut it out!
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Movie Connections:
Edited from Dizzy Doctors (1937)See more »
I'm A Cowboy From The Western PlainsSee more »


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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Great Three Stooges short!, 15 October 2004
Author: Movie Nuttball from U.S.A.

The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is the all time funniest comedy team!

This is one of My favorite Three Stooges shorts with Curly! All Appearing in this short are Vernon Dent, Dorothy Appleby, Lynton Brent, Dudley Dickerson, Joe Palma , Cy Schindell, Al Thompson, and John Tyrrell! This one is so hilarious! Curly has a great performance here and in My opinion its one of his best. I strongly recommend this Three Stooges short!

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