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16 May 1941 (USA) See more »
Three bumbling window washers are mistaken for dentists and run amok at an affair in the home of a rich socialite. Full summary » | 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)
Lelah Tyler ... Lotta Bullion
Emory Parnell ... Ajax Bullion (as Emery Parnell)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Symona Boniface ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Stanley Brown ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Richard Fiske ... Dr. I. Yankum (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Botters - Butler (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Policeman (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Gwen Seager ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Victor Travers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
John Tyrrell ... Building Manager (uncredited)
Poppy Wilde ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Del Lord 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Grey  screenplay
John Grey  story

Produced by
Del Lord .... producer
Hugh McCollum .... producer
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline  (as Benjamin Kline)
Film Editing by
Art Seid  (as Arthur Seid)
Crew believed to be complete

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16 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Did You Know?

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 »
Moe:Make everything spink and spank.See more »
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References The Strong Man (1926)See more »


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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Wild & Wacky Is Right!, 22 February 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

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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