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19 April 1940 (USA) See more »
To escape the police, the stooges pose as plumbers and are hired to fix a leak in a fancy mansion. They... 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:
Wilson Benge ... Butler (uncredited)
Symona Boniface ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Neal Burns ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Monte Collins ... Prof. Bilbo (uncredited)
Dudley Dickerson ... The Cook (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Mrs. Hadley (uncredited)
George Gray ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Police Officer Kelly (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
Al Thompson ... Storekeeper / Audience Member (uncredited)
John Tyrrell ... Judge Hadley (uncredited)
Jules White ... Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Del Lord 
Writing credits
Elwood Ullman (story)

Produced by
Del Lord .... producer
Hugh McCollum .... producer
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline  (as Benjamin Kline)
Film Editing by
Art Seid  (as Arthur Seid)
Music Department
Ben Oakland .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

18 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Production number 462.See more »
Moe:[Larry has accidentally poked a hole in the furnace vent] Hey, are you smokin'?
Larry:No, but the pipe is.
Moe:The pi - uh... why, you lamebrain! Ya wanna get us suffocated? Put some tape on it!
Larry:[checks his pockets] We forgot the tape!
Moe:Well, we had to forget somethin' or we wouldn't be plumbers.
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Quite nice, 15 March 2005
Author: rbverhoef ( from The Hague, Netherlands

I like most of the 'Three Stooges'-short films, this one is no exception. Here they Moe, Larry and Curly are running from a police officer and to escape him for good they pretend to be plumbers. In a rich woman's house they mess up every possible thing they can while only trying to fix a leak in the basement. Total mayhem is what follows, quite hilarious at times.

Although 'A Plumbing We Will Go' is your typical classic short film with the usual jokes you can come up with when things involve water, it has some very good laughs. Especially scenes with a magician, the Niagara Falls and a cook in the kitchen are, even though they are very predictable, terrifically executed. The opening sequence where the stooges are in a courtroom in the witness chair, all three at the same time, is a great start for this pretty funny comedy short.

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