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1 June 1940 (USA) See more »
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Three bumbling waiters try to help a clinically depressed little girl by locating her kidnapped father. Full summary » | 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:
Lynton Brent ... Spike - Kidnapper (uncredited)
Lew Davis ... Pedestrian #2 (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Dr. Walters (uncredited)
Charles Dorety ... Pedestrian #3 (uncredited)
Eddie Garcia ... Pedestrian #1 (uncredited)

Ned Glass ... Mr. Williams (uncredited)
Kit Guard ... Short Kidnapper in White Hat (uncredited)
Johnny Kascier ... Beer Carrier (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Waitress (uncredited)
Cy Schindell ... Butch - Kidnapper (uncredited)
John Tyrrell ... Dr. Lyman (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Ugly Kidnapper in Dark Hat (uncredited)
Duke York ... Butch - Kidnapper (uncredited)
Bert Young ... Det. Sgt. Cassidy (uncredited)
Evelyn Young ... Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
Clyde Bruckman (story) &
Felix Adler (story)

Clyde Bruckman (screenplay) &
Felix Adler (screenplay)

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
Cinematography by
John Stumar 
Film Editing by
Mel Thorsen 
Music Department
Ben Oakland .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

18 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Production number 465.See more »
Miscellaneous: 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 »
Larry:We're trapped like rats.
Moe:Speak for yourself rodent!
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Not a Classic But Worth Watching, 30 June 2011
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Nutty But Nice (1940)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Decent Three Stooges short has the boys working as waiters when a couple doctors ask them to visit a sick girl. It turns out that the girl is the daughter of a kidnapped banker and the only way she'll recover is by having her dad return so the Stooges set out to find him. This short is a bit different than many others in the series as it seems sentimentality was what they were mainly going for and laughs were just second. I doubt anyone is going to confuse this for classic material but at the same time I thought there were a few funny moments and the film is certainly much better than its reputation would have you believe. I think the weakest parts of the film are the few minutes inside the hospital where the child is in bed and the Stooges are trying to make her laugh. Not only do they not make her laugh but the viewers won't be overly thrilled either. The film finally picks up once the boys start their search and of course they get mixed up with some gangsters who are the ones holding the father hostage. There's plenty of nice violence in this short but this is what you'd expect. One of the highlights has one of the bad guys sticking his head through an opening in the door only to have the Stooges trap him with a chair and start to abuse him. The sequence towards the end deals with the lights going out and all types of confusion following but I found the entire thing to be rather dull in terms of laughs.

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