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Nutty But Nice (1940)

 |  Comedy, Short  |  1 June 1940 (USA)
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Three bumbling waiters try to help a clinically depressed little girl by locating her kidnapped father.

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The stooges are singing waiters who are enlisted by a doctor to try and cheer up a little girl. It seems that the girl's father is a banker who was kidnapped with $300,000 worth of bonds. Failing to cheer up the girl, the stooges go out looking for the father and by a series of coincidences wind up in the bad guys hideout. The villains return and after a wild fight the boys free the missing man. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Production number 465. See more »

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During the "Home on the Range" song near the end, when Curly goes to hit Moe in the face with custard, he completely misses on the first try. See more »

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Moe: Hiya, doctor.
Dr. Walters: Hi, what have you today boys?
Moe: Tell him what we have.
Curly: Well, doc I've a terrific pain right here. Everytime I squeeze my Adam's Apple I can taste cider.
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At Least The Boys' Heart Was In The Right Place
18 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tons of gags but not a majority that work. That's not to say there aren't laughs, just not quite as many as their should have been - too many sight gags we've seen numerous times before in the prior stooges films of the 1930s. That can be acceptable if the gags were great to start with, but these are of the so-so variety, and they get a little stale after seeing them many times.

The boys do a good deed by searching for a missing father with the intent on cheering up a little girl who is sick in bed at a hospital, and miserable. The only thing on her mind is her daddy.....so the boys try to accommodate. It's a little different and could have been a heart-warming, feel-good story and still funny at the same time, but the jokes fell flat.

All is not lost, though, as Curly's fight in the basement with a bunch of bad guys is entertaining, as are a few other short scenes earlier on.


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