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Lloyd French (screenplay)
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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 ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... The Cook (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Poindexter Lawrence (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Mrs. Lawrence (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... The Baker (uncredited)
Blanche Payson ... 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:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Production number 488.See more »
Revealing mistakes: You can see the split in the ice block before it breaks over Curly's head.See more »
Moe:[washing a turkey, singing] Nice little turkey, getting his bath at 7:30, and will be done by 8 o' clooock.
[turkey sprays him]
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Movie Connections:
Remade as Listen, Judge (1952)See more »


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Nice Stooges Short, 20 June 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

An Ache in Every Stake (1941)

*** (out of 4)

Nice short has The Three Stooges working as ice delivery men but they can't seem to get a block up a large flight of stairs so they must come up with a new plan. After finally reaches the top of the steps they end up filling in for a cook at a birthday part and sure enough everything goes wrong. This isn't a classic from the trio but I think there are enough laughs to make it worth viewing. As with many of their shorts, this one here isn't the most original thing out there as many elements were borrowed from Laurel and Hardy's THE MUSIC BOX but these elements are mainly kept to the first half. The impact isn't nearly as good as that film but I think we get some pretty good violence early on and especially the scenes with Curly's head stuck in a block of ice and Moe and Larry have to get it out. The cooking scenes aren't all that original either but the three really sell it and get some nice laughs.

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