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Writers:
Harry Edwards (story) &
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Release Date:
4 October 1940 (USA) See more »
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Those madcap merchants of mirth score a laugh touchdown!
Plot:
The stooges get jobs as census takers and wind up in a fancy mansion looking for people to survey. Moe and Larry are recruited to join a bridge game... See more » | Add synopsis »
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"Are you happy or married?" See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bruce Bennett ... Football Player #20 (uncredited)
Symona Boniface ... Bridge Party Hostess (uncredited)
Max Davidson ... Storekeeper (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Moe's Bridge Partner (uncredited)
Marjorie Kane ... Maid (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Stadium Guard (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Party Guest (uncredited)
John Tyrrell ... Napping Man (uncredited)
Ellinor Vanderveer ... Bridge Player (uncredited)
Bert Young ... Referee (uncredited)
Evelyn Young ... Slapping Lady in Street (uncredited)

Directed by
Del Lord 
 
Writing credits
Harry Edwards (story) &
Elwood Ullman (story)

Harry Edwards (screenplay) &
Elwood Ullman (screenplay)

Produced by
Del Lord .... producer
Hugh McCollum .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Art Seid  (as Arthur Seid)
 
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Runtime:
17 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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Just before the boys go to the football game, they hear a commotion in the distance. Curly Howard says, "Maybe it's the Fourth of July!" Moe Howard replies, "The Fourth of July in October?" Curly answers, "You never can tell. Look what they did to Thanksgiving." This reference is lost on most people today, but before 1939 Thanksgiving was not a fixed date; it relied on a Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation each year. President Abraham Lincoln began the national holiday in 1863 and most people were used to Thanksgiving being the last Thursday of November. In 1939 (the year before this short was released), President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the date of the national holiday, much to the disagreement of many states' governors and their citizens. This change added an extra week of holiday shopping, which pleased business leaders. The move was quite controversial and it wasn't until the end of 1941 that Congress passed a law to settle the dispute and establish the "fourth Thursday" of November as Thanksgiving Day.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: Since the boys are in uniform there should have been a too many men on the field penalty called.See more »
Quotes:
Moe:[Not realizing he is getting replies from Larry] Pardon me sir, but I'm taking census, where were you born?
Larry:Lake Winnipesaukee.
Moe:Lake Winnip-how many in the family?
Larry:I was one of a litter of three.
Moe:Now don't tell me you're the one they kept!
Larry:Nah, I was the one they threw away!
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
"Are you happy or married?", 25 March 2000
Author: courtad6

One of the best Three Stooges shorts ever! To escape the police, Moe, Larry, and Curly get jobs as census-takers. There are some hilarious moments right off the bat, and the laughs get even bigger when the boys find themselves in a huge mansion. While at the mansion, there is a side-splitting bridge game involving punch and alum. I'd hate to spoil the ending, so I won't give away what happens next.

Certainly, these are the Three Stooges at their finest. No thinking, just big laughs. 10 out of 10.

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