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How High Is Up? (1940)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  26 July 1940 (USA)
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The stooges are the 'Minute Menders', three tinkers who live under their car. The boys decide to drum up some business by punching holes in the unattended lunch boxes of some workmen. When ... See full summary »

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The stooges are the 'Minute Menders', three tinkers who live under their car. The boys decide to drum up some business by punching holes in the unattended lunch boxes of some workmen. When they're caught in the act, they escape and accidentally get hired as riveters on a new building, working on the 97th floor. Their ineptitude and lousy workmanship screw up construction of the building and they must parachute off the building to escape the wrath of the boss. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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A sequence with Chuck Hamilton and Lucille Lund as a husband and wife was cut before general release. See more »

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Moe: [sarcastically] Three of the best riveters who ever riveted. Why didn't you tell them you were a groundhog?
Curly: Listen, you laugh when you say that!
Moe: HA, HA, HA.
[slaps Curly]
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Larry The Riveter
5 April 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In a year when defense plants were starting to crank out material for war and employment was near full capacity, there were three guys who couldn't find work. I think you know who they are.

Ten years earlier the sight of Moe, Larry, and Curly sleeping under their truck no one would have noticed or bothered them. But in 1940 a cop tells them to move and they have to move even without repairing their flat tire on the truck with a salami. Don't ask about that one.

Anyway the boys in eluding some other working stiffs whose lunch pails they punched holes in, they get themselves hired as construction workers with Larry serving up hot rivets as a specialty. Don't ask about what Moe and Curly do with them.

With seeing the Three Stooges in How High Is Up doing construction, no wonder the women of America rose to the challenge and Rosie the Riveter was born. After seeing the boys why couldn't women do a better job.

But not in comedy, this is one of the best Three Stooges shorts ever.


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