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You Nazty Spy!
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Director:
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 »
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The Stooges funniest and most poignant one ever 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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1.33 : 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 »
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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Movie Connections:
Edited into The Three Stooges Follies (1974)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The Stooges funniest and most poignant one ever, 30 June 2000
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

The Three Stooges must've known what was goin' on in Germany (all three are Jewish), so thety decided to do a parody. It is not only they're funniest one yet, but also the'yre most meaningful (I thought this parody was much better than the Groucho Marx one in 1938). Here, The stooges play Hailstone, Gailstone and pebble. They become the heads of Moronica (I love the slogan: Moronica for Morons) and start to create chaos. Very smart comedy, including scarily right on impression of Moe doing Hitler (though I crack up at the thought of him speaking) and Curly doing Mussolini. Gags of course, but the puns are hilarious as well. A++

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