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Writers:
Harry Edwards (story) &
Elwood Ullman (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 »
User Reviews:
Goofy, But Has Plenty Of Good Gags See more (7 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)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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

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Trivia:
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:
Curly:Roses are red, and how do you do? Drink four of these and woo, woo, woo, woo!See more »
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Goofy, But Has Plenty Of Good Gags, 18 September 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

There are some classic Stooges material in here, such as the alum-in-the punch routine and there are numerous too-silly gags but you get to choose from here. It's pretty wild, start-to-finish and if you don't laugh at one gag, another one will come along in a few seconds and you might like that. In other words: a lot of good stuff and a lot of dumb things.

The boys are homeless again, this time sleeping on a big awning outside a pawn shop (the "Square Deal Swap Shop"). When the shop owner opens for the day and pulls the cord, the boys, naturally, fall to the sidewalk. Less than a minute later, after breaking some of the merchandise, the cops are after them. They inadvertently get into a line (a gag we see often in Stooges films) and become "census takers."

"Hey, we're working for the census,"" says Moe.

"You mean we're working for Will Hays?," responds Curly. Classic film buffs will know who he is referring to.

I like the answer Moe gets when he rings the doorbell and asks the man who appears, "I'm a census taker. You are married or happy?"

The longest gag of the short film was the above-mentioned alum scene and all the actors did a great job of puckering up their mouths after drinking this specially-made punch, especially Vernon Dent and Marjorie Kane.

As Curly sums it up: "Roses are red and how do you do? Drink four of these and woo-woo-woo-woo!!"

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