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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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Dr. D. Lerious Tries To Fix Curly's Brain! See more (4 total) »


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

Did You Know?

The song on the dog-catcher's radio is the same one that Curly was yodeling to on "Nutty But Nice".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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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Dr. D. Lerious Tries To Fix Curly's Brain!, 18 September 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

For those who have seen all the Three Stooges films, this is the one where Curly wears six vests and then has a purse underneath them. Inside the locked purse is a mousetrap and other gadgets. All of this was protect his savings: one moth-eaten dollar bill!

For those who haven't seen it, this is a funny Three Stooges, where the jokes hit more than they miss. The boys think they are to something good when their friend "Jerry" (Lynton Brent) has them go along with some insurance scam.

The boys have to prove their nuts to get the money! Dr. D. Lerious is the insurance examiner. Boy, classic comedies loved these puns and corny names. (I do, too). Anyway, highlights include Curly pretending he's a dog while flirting with a hot babe, and along several other classic routines I won't mention for fear of spoiling it.

A key element in Stooges humor is the sound, and the sound-effects are really funny in this one: such was when they examine Curley's brain; or the noise of people falling, getting punched, skidding to a half, Curley's teeth chattering, on and on and on. Just a ton of laughs in here.

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