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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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  (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:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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 »
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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The Stooges as government employees?, 27 August 2005

No Census, No Feeling (1940) was a short that the three stooges did during the U.S. census year of 1940. The three lovable losers are down on their luck. After being harassed by a police officer. Moe, Larry and Curley hide in a line that they mistake for a soup kitchen. When they emerge from the building, they're given a job as census takers (for those who live outside the States, every ten years, the U.S. government hires people to become census takers). What kind of bizarre adventure do the boys get mixed up in this time? This is one of their best shorts so I advise you to watch and find out!

Highly recommended.

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