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Elwood Ullman (story)
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Release Date:
21 March 1941 (USA) See more »
The stooges are photographers for Whack magazine ("If it's a good picture it's out of Whack") who, after messing up an assignment... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Curly Howard ... Cluck (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Clack (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Click (as Moe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Acuff ... Headquarters Guard - Right of Door (uncredited)

Ernie Adams ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Fred Aldrich ... Firing Squad Member (uncredited)

Bruce Bennett ... Soldier in General's Office (uncredited)
Stanley Brown ... Percival De Puyster (uncredited)

Edmund Cobb ... Wilson's Assistant (uncredited)

Chester Conklin ... Waiter (uncredited)
Marjorie Deanne ... Mrs. De Puyster (uncredited)

Vernon Dent ... Wilson (uncredited)
Kit Guard ... Headquarters Guard - Left of Door (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Army Sergeant (uncredited)

Fred Kelsey ... Colonel (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Ray Machine Operator (uncredited)
James C. Morton ... (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Villager (uncredited)
Blanca Vischer ... Wilson's secretary (uncredited)
Bert Young ... Guard Behind Curly (uncredited)

Directed by
Del Lord 
Writing credits
Elwood Ullman (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Del Lord .... producer
Hugh McCollum .... producer
Jules White .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline  (as Benjamin Kline)
Film Editing by
Art Seid  (as Arthur Seid)
Music Department
Howard Jackson .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ben Oakland .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

Curly Howard briefly speaks in his normal voice as the bogus police radio announcer.See more »
Continuity: The Stooges work for Whack magazine but the sign on their scooter says "Focus magazine."See more »
Curly Cluck:Calling all cars! Calling all cars! Be on the lookout for three photographers... they ain't in here!See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Studio Stoops (1950)See more »


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average, 25 March 2000
Author: courtad6 from michigan

This is not one of the best Three Stooges shorts by any means. There are some rather dull moments, and scenes meant to be funny don't really generate many laughs. The premise is a good one: Sending three inept photographers to Vulgaria (a great name for a country) where cameras are forbidden. Unfortunately, they weren't able to pull off as many laughs as in some of their other work. For high quality Stooges shorts, check out "Three Little Beers" or "In the Sweet Pie and Pie."

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