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You Nazty Spy!
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Writers:
Felix Adler (story)
Clyde Bruckman (story)
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Release Date:
19 January 1940 (USA) See more »
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Columbia's comedy scoop of the year!
Plot:
In this satire of the Nazis the stooges are paperhangers in the country of Moronica. When evil cabinet ministers overthrow the king... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
One of Moe Howard's favorite Stooges' short. See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Curly Howard ... Curly Gallstone (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry Pebble (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe Hailstone (as Moe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don Beddoe ... Mr. Amscray (uncredited)
Chuck Callahan ... Storm Trooper (uncredited)

Dick Curtis ... Mr. Ohnay (uncredited)
Florine Dickson ... Miss Pfiffernuss (uncredited)
Charles Dorety ... Storm Trooper (uncredited)

Richard Fiske ... Mr. Ixnay (uncredited)

Ned Glass ... Lead Storm Trooper (uncredited)

Lorna Gray ... Mattie Herring (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Vance Rippemup (uncredited)
Joe Murphy ... Peasant (uncredited)
John Rand ... Grey-haired Axis Minister (uncredited)
'Little Billy' Rhodes ... Bellboy (uncredited)

Slim Summerville ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Al Thompson ... Axis Minister (uncredited)

John Tyrrell ... Mr. Bones / Train Conductor (uncredited)
Bert Young ... Storm Trooper (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules White 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Felix Adler  story and screenplay (as Felix Alder)
Clyde Bruckman  story and screenplay

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Harry Davis 
 
Film Editing by
Art Seid  (as Arthur Seid)
 
Music Department
Leigh Harline .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ben Oakland .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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18 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
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Trivia:
"Moronika for Morons" parodies the Nazi slogan "Deutschland den Deutschen" (Germany for Germans).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Co-writer Felix Adler's name is misspelled as "Alder" in the opening credits.See more »
Quotes:
Mattie Herring:Mattie Herring is here to see you.
Moe:Marinate her and send her in.
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Spoofed in Hienie's Heroes (1997) (V)See more »

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One of Moe Howard's favorite Stooges' short., 27 August 2005

You Nazty Spy! (1940) was one of the most famous of the Three Stooges shorts. It also happens to be a personal favorite of head stooge Moe Howard. This oddity was a parody about the rise of the Axis powers in Europe. Moe Howard stars as a thinly veiled send up of Adolf Hitler and Curley Howard looks an awful a lot like Benito Mussolini. Larry Fine plays one of their suck-ups/ ministry of information. How do all of these characters gel together? Is this short even funnier than the GREAT DICTATOR? Why is this Moe Howard's favorite Three Stooges short ? You'll find all of the answers you're looking for in this hilarious view of the upcoming Second World War when you watch YOU NAZTY SPY!

Highly recommended.

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