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Release Date:
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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This The Three Stooges short was Curly Howard's personal favorite.See more »
Moe:[Finally fixes leak] Yeah, who said you need brains to be a plumber?See more »
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A Lead-Pipe Cinch: This Is One Of The Stooges Funniest, 4 December 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This is hilarious right from the opening scene when the boys are in court and beat the rap for being in "Miss Throttlebottom's chicken coop." They deny the charge and the judge lets them go. Curly doffs his cap and chicken feathers fly everywhere, but they are still free men! The very next scene they are outside of a pet shot with a fishing pole and net, snaring a fish from a fishbowl. "Oh, look, a "barra-cutie!," says Curly as a big fish is nabbed.

This insanity goes on and on with the same cop who wanted to prosecute them hot on their trail. To avoid him, they grab a truck, stop somewhere in the suburbs and out comes a butler saying, "Where have you guys been? We called for the plumbers an hour ago?" They look at the truck, shrug their shoulders and go inside to "fix" the plumbing problems.

No sense going into all the disasters that ensue, inside and outside the house.....but these guys can wreck a house in no time. A highlight is the black cook who provides some great double-takes. This is a great episode and real classic of The Three Stooges.

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