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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)

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Production reel #487.See more »
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
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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