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You Nazty Spy! (1940)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  19 January 1940 (USA)
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In this satire of the Nazis the stooges are paperhangers in the country of Moronica. When evil cabinet ministers overthrow the king, they decide to make Moe the new ruler as he'll be stupid... See full summary »

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Moe Hailstone (as Moe)
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In this satire of the Nazis the stooges are paperhangers in the country of Moronica. When evil cabinet ministers overthrow the king, they decide to make Moe the new ruler as he'll be stupid enough to follow their orders. Moe becomes Dictator, Curly is a Field Marshal and Larry becomes Minister of propaganda. After successfully preventing a female spy from committing mayhem, the boys are run out of office by a mob and eaten by lions. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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19 January 1940 (USA)  »

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Oh, You Natzy Spy!  »

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Curly "Gallstone"'s red book of women's addresses and phone numbers has the rather overt sexual references "Ruby Clutch", "oh, oh oh! G" (bra size) and the unread "Tessie oomph 2 69" which were ignored by the censors. This was a key dig at the attempt to censor The Great Dictator (1940) then in production by Charles Chaplin (Curly was also noted in his personal life for being a womanizer). See more »

Quotes

Guard: I caught this man walking down the street with a chicken
Curly Gallstone, Field Marshal: Blonde or brunette?
Moe: [to Curly] Quiet.
[to Man]
Moe: Where'd you get the chicken?
Man: From an egg.
Larry: Where'd you get the egg?
Man: From a chicken.
Curly Gallstone, Field Marshal: Ah, a vicious cycle. We must kill it. Remind me to kill a cycle.
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Any resemblance between the characters in this picture and any persons, living or dead, is a miracle. See more »

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Edited into The Three Stooges Follies (1974) See more »

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Different, biting, gusty, and hilarious - one of the Stooges best
11 July 2001 | by (Naperville, Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

An excellent Stooge short, and one of their best. Like everybody else said, it was very gutsy of the Stooges to make fun of Hitler in the pictures since nobody else had done it yet. I can't believe this wasn't nominated for an Academy Award like MEN IN BLACK (which I don't think is that great) was. Moe's Hitler impression is simply BRILLIANT, and the man deserves more recognition for it. This short is filled with hilarious, non-stop verbal puns and funny one-liners. One of the few Stooge shorts that dared to do this instead of relying almost fully on physical humor (TRICKY DICKS is another one filled with puns and one-liners, and that's also a great short), which proves the Stooges are excellent verbal comics as well as physical. This was sequeled a year later with the Stooges as I'LL NEVER HEIL AGAIN.

This was also the very first Stooge short from the early 40's, which was the Stooges' classic, Golden Age period.


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