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Release Date:
22 August 1941 (USA) See more »
The stooges are icemen who, while delivering ice to a house on the top of a high hill, destroy several... 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)

Gino Corrado ... The Cook (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Poindexter Lawrence (uncredited)
Dice ... Horse (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Mrs. Lawrence (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... The Baker (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Blanche Payson ... The Maid (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Victor Travers ... Ice Customer (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon ... Ice Customer (uncredited)
Bert Young ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Del Lord 
Writing credits
Lloyd French (story) (as Lloyd A. French)

Lloyd French (screenplay) (as Lloyd A. French)

Produced by
Del Lord .... producer
Hugh McCollum .... producer
Cinematography by
Philip Tannura 
Film Editing by
Burton Kramer 
Music Department
Ben Oakland .... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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Additional Details

18 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Did You Know?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: You can see the split in the ice block before it breaks over Curly's head.See more »
Larry:[hands Curly a block of ice] Here.
Moe:[hands Curly another block of ice] Here!
Moe:No, up there!
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Movie Connections:
Remade as Listen, Judge (1952)See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Best from the best!, 9 December 2005
Author: maxcellus46 from United States

Just to correct one thing that was mentioned in a couple of the other reviews here. In this one, Vernon Dent is not a judge. He's merely a guy trying to get home with his birthday cake in one piece. The one where he's a judge is the remake made with Shemp where, as usual, Columbia spliced two stories in order to get one, "An Ache In Every Steak" with "A Plumbing We Will Go". With that said and done...this is without any doubt one of their very best comedies ever. It's right up there with "Men In Black" from 1934. The one thing I never hear though from other admirers of the boys is how their shorts never really seem dated or old fashioned. As much as I enjoy Abbott & Costello, they seem stuck in the 1940's and WWII. The Stooges are timeless because they hit the nerve in all of us and I've seen people who don't even understand English or some of the contemporary references laugh unceasingly at their antics. If that's not a testimonial to greatness, I don't know what is. Just watch this one and don't be drinking anything while doing so or it might come out your nose.

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