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An Ache in Every Stake (1941)

The stooges are icemen who, while delivering ice to a house on the top of a high hill, destroy several cakes that a wealthy man is trying to bring home. When their antics cause the servants... See full summary »

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(story) (as Lloyd A. French), (screenplay) (as Lloyd A. French)
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Curly (as Curly)
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Larry (as Larry)
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Moe (as Moe)
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The stooges are icemen who, while delivering ice to a house on the top of a high hill, destroy several cakes that a wealthy man is trying to bring home. When their antics cause the servants at their customer's house to quit, the boys are hired to take their place and prepare a dinner party. What they don't know is that the party is for the man whose cakes they wrecked. When Moe's gas filled cake explodes and the man realizes who they are, they must leave in a hurry. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Short | Comedy | Family

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22 August 1941 (USA)  »

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All This and Bedlam, Too  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Contrary to common belief, the long staircase in this film is NOT the same one used in Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's Oscar-winning short, The Music Box (1932). It is, however, in the same Silver Lake district of Los Angeles, about two miles away. See more »

Goofs

At the end, when the Stooges slide down the stairway in fast motion, some people can be seen at the bottom, wondering what was going on. When they realize that a film is being shot, they try running out of the camera's line of sight. See more »

Quotes

Curly: [wakes up with his head stuck in a block of ice] Moe! Defrost me!
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Remade as Listen, Judge (1952) See more »

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Strike!
21 June 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

An Ache in Every Stake (1941) stars Moe, Larry, and Curly as ice men delivering frozen water to hot people.

Curly said it best when he said, "Why don't you just get an electric icebox that does away with work, worry, and bother?" Curly's hilarious turkey stuffing/preparation bit is in this! Two potatoes diced! Can of peas! Pinch the salt! Loaf of bread well soaked!

Larry also is funny breathing in natural gas...I almost fell over!

They end up ruining two cakes of the judge (Vernon Dent) and destroying the judge's birthday party dinner.

This is one of my favorite stooge shorts that is right up there with Three Little Beers! Watch for it on TV or Columbia Home Video.


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