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All the World's a Stooge (1941)

Three bumbling window washers are mistaken for dentists and run amok at an affair in the home of a rich socialite.

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The stooges are window washers who lose their jobs after Moe impersonates the dentist in whose office they were cleaning. On the run, they are hired by a millionaire to pose as children. It seems the man's wife wants to adopt some refugees to impress her society friends. Moe is Johnny, Curly is Frankie and Larry is Mabel. Everything goes fairly well as the lady shows off the stooges to her friends, but they finally irritate her husband so much that he goes after them with an ax. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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16 May 1941 (USA)  »

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El Mundo Esta Chiflado  »

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When the Stooges are pretending to be children, Larry uses the name Mabel. Mabel was the name of Larry Fine's real life wife. See more »

Quotes

Party Guest: How's your cold?
Curly: Oh, pretty good, but I still don't smell so good.
Party Guest: I'll say.
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References The Strong Man (1926) See more »

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Orphans Create The Storm
20 June 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Somebody at Columbia Pictures must have remembered Spencer Tracy admonishing Katharine Hepburn when she tried to adopt a war orphan in Woman Of The Year. Because in this Three Stooges short All The World's A Stooge the main part of the story involves the Stooges being adopted as war orphans.

Lelah Tyler playing a Spring Byrington type society matron thinks it would be just perfectly grand to adopt a war orphan because it's just the latest fad. That's all her put upon husband Emory Parnell needs and he decides to teach her a lesson. So he hires three very recently out of work window washers who've been practicing dentistry without a license and on him to play war orphans.

Just the sight gags of Moe and Curly in Little Lord Fauntleroy suits and Larry in drag is enough. But the three of them manage to create enough mayhem in the Parnell/Tyler household on the screen that they might have discouraged many a family from actually adopting an orphan kid. It all ends at a party where as you know inevitably pastries are served and we all know where they wind up.

Moe, Larry, and Curly at their best.


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