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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)

Did You Know?

Production number 488.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Curly:[wakes up with his head stuck in a block of ice] Moe! Defrost me!See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Listen, Judge (1952)See more »


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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Some Classic Gags, With Curly In His Best Form, 13 October 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

There are some classic sight gags in this Three Stooges flick, one of better ones the boys did, even though some of jokes were familiar, like the cooking scenes. Nonetheless, who can forget that long line of stairs up to the house where Curly and his mates try to bring a woman a big block of ice? The ice truck scenes, complete with big blocks and tongs to carry them, are really a look at ancient history, as that was the way people obtained ice for their homes.

Vernon Dent is the main "victim" in this Three Stooges a short. He's a poor guy whose just trying to celebrate his birthday but every time he tries to bring home the birthday cake for himself and party guests, the Stooges give him a face full of it.

The boys wind up catering his party - don't ask how - and we get more memorable scenes, such as Curly's having a sofa spring stuck to the seat of his pants.....and what happens every time he tries to dance, or Curly pretending he's a barber shaving a block of ice - and talking to it! It was funny material decades ago, and it's still funny.

Moe and Larry also contribute in their customary entertaining fashion, but this really highlight's Curly in his prime.

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