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All the World's a Stooge (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 16 May 1941 (USA)
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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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 »

Goofs

When Moe lands on the chair with the clickers, you can see him put them on the seat of his pants. See more »

Quotes

Moe: Hey, after all, I'm the sturgeon! Give me a little room!
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References The Strong Man (1926) See more »

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Wild & Wacky Is Right!
22 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another wild and wacky Three Stooges from their Columbia Pictures days. Although it was now 1941, this one still had the zany look and feel of the '30s episodes. In other words, it was pure lunacy and fun to watch.

In just 17 minutes, the boys go from window washers to dentists to refugee children in little kids' outfits (which you have to see to believe!) Along the way, you get tons of slapstick gags and totally outrageous behavior, with credibility stretched the max. The latter was perhaps never more so than this Stooges story because everyone believes these 40-year-old guys are six-year-old!

There are a lot of familiar faces in this one, people who played in a number of Three Stooges shorts, and they are all fun to watch. Emory Parnell was especially good as "Ajax." Richard Fisk, who plays the dentist ("Dr. I. Yankum") is best remembered as an Army drill sergeant who the Stooges drove nuts in a couple of episodes.

The dentist scenes, by the way, will make you squirm. The sound effects are incredible. It is "Marathon Man" but with laughs!


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