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Release Date:
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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  (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)
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)

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Columbia production reel #474See more »
Miscellaneous: Since the boys are in uniform there should have been a too many men on the field penalty called.See more »
Moe:Boy, look at that. There must be a hundred thousand people in there. We'll make a fortune!
Moe:How much is four cents times a hundred thousand?
Curly:[With shock] Nyahhh...
[gives in, stands up straight and begins to type in the air with typewriter sound effects. Sweeps his head with the sound of the typewriter bar being pushed back. Finally pulls a strip of paper from his mouth. Reads paper]
Curly:A dollar and a half.
Moe:A dollar and a half?
Curly:That's without the tax!
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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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