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Lloyd French (story)
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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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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)

Did You Know?

The turkey stuffing gags were performed 7 years earlier by Shemp Howard in his Vitaphone short subject A Peach of a Pair (1934); the director of that film was Lloyd French, this movie's screenwriter.See more »
Revealing mistakes: You can see the split in the ice block before it breaks over Curly's head.See more »
Curly:[runs up a long flight of stairs with a giant ice block] Where should I put it?
Mrs. Lawrence:[the ice block has melted into a tiny cube] Well you can put that one in your pocket.
Curly:Whoa! Hey Moe, look!
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Movie Connections:
Remade as Listen, Judge (1952)See more »


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Steps, 25 May 2009
Author: lzf0 from United States

This comment should put to rest the controversy of the "Ache in Every Stake" steps and the "Music Box" steps. The hilly area of Silver Lake, where both films were made contains a group of these staircases all around town. All of them are publicly owned, although there are private homes that can only be accessed by the stairs. The "Ache in Every Stake" steps are located between 2257 and 2258 Fair Oak View Terrace. About a mile away on the other side of the hill are the "Music Box" stairs. They are located between 923 and 937 Vendome Street. Both houses in both films are not at the top of each respective staircase. They are both studio sets. In addition, both films have different plots. The Stooge film moves faster, while the L&H is more surreal.

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