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Dutiful But Dumb (1941)

The stooges are photographers for Whack magazine ("If it's a good picture it's out of Whack") who, after messing up an assignment, are sent to the country of Vulgaria to get a picture of a ... See full summary »

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The stooges are photographers for Whack magazine ("If it's a good picture it's out of Whack") who, after messing up an assignment, are sent to the country of Vulgaria to get a picture of a death ray gun. In Vulgaria the penalty for taking pictures in is death, and the boys soon wind up in front of a firing squad. Curly's last request is a giant cigar and by the time he's done smoking it all the soldiers are asleep and the stooges make their escape. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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21 March 1941 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The scene with Curly Howard getting in a fight with his bowl of clam chowder had to be stopped and restarted several times during filming (watch the tassels on Curly's cap swing and stop) because the crew members were laughing so hysterically at Curly he was also breaking up laughing. See more »

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The Stooges work for Whack magazine but the sign on their scooter says "Focus magazine." See more »

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Moe Click: [surprised to see all the watches on his arm] Hey, what's the idea of the 3 watches?
Curly Cluck: That's the way I tell the time.
Moe Click: *How* do you tell the time?
Curly Cluck: This one runs 10 minutes slow every 2 hours. This one's 20 minutes fast every 4 hours. The one in the middle's broken, it stopped at 2 o'clock.
Moe Click: Well how do you tell the time?
Curly Cluck: I take the 10 minutes on this one, and subtract it from the 20 minutes on this one, haha, then I divide by 2 in the middle.
Moe Click: Well, what time is it now?
Curly Cluck: [...]
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Referenced in The Three Stooges (1987) See more »

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Great Three Stooges short!
13 July 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is the all time funniest comedy team!

This has always been one of My favorite Three Stooges shorts! The entire thing is extremely hilarious! The scene where Curly performs music in the radio and the restaurant scene is great and when the Stooges come out of the building dressed as high officers are so funny! Bud Jamison as usual puts on a great performance! This is a super funny Three Stooges short!


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