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4 October 1940 (USA) See more »
Those madcap merchants of mirth score a laugh touchdown!
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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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)
Crew believed to be complete

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

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Near the beginning when Moe Howard explains to the boys that they're working for the Census, Curly Howard asks, "Will Hays?" This is an "in-joke", as Curly is referring to Will Hays, who headed a film industry board called the Production Code Administration--commonly called the "Hays Office"--which was the film industry's censorship board.See more »
Miscellaneous: Since the boys are in uniform there should have been a too many men on the field penalty called.See more »
Larry:[after all three are unable to find anyone else to interview] Where is everybody?
Curly:Maybe it's The Fourth of July.
Moe:The Fourth of July in October?
Curly:You never can tell... look what they did to Thanksgiving!
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Fun Stooges Short, 30 July 2011
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

No Census, No Feeling (1940)

*** (out of 4)

Funny short has the Three Stooges wrecking a second hand store so they have to run from a cop and end up ducking into a line for census people. Now with a new job the boys head out to gather some census and it doesn't take long for them to get in trouble when they try to enter a high society bridge game and then a football game. This Columbia short finds Moe, Larry and Curly in fine form as we get one good laugh after another. The opening sequence with the boys crashing down was certainly a good way to introduce them and things just pick up from here. I think the best moments happen inside the bridge game where Curly accidentally puts alum in some punch and soon everyone is going around with puckered up lips. Another great sequence as Curly flirting with an attractive maid and this here gets plenty of nice laughs. The football game sequence isn't classic Stooges but this too manages to get some laughs and especially one scene where Curly tries to get some answers from a quarterback who is really calling out plays. At just under 20-minutes this short goes by without any weak spots so fans of the Stooges should enjoy it and it's also good enough to show someone unfamiliar with the boys just to show them what the legends were made of.

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