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A destitute mother and child move into the stooge's vacant lot home and the boys decide to help them. They steal the kids piggy bank and sneak into the race track. They bet on a long shot ... See full summary »

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A destitute mother and child move into the stooge's vacant lot home and the boys decide to help them. They steal the kids piggy bank and sneak into the race track. They bet on a long shot that wins and then are gypped out of their winnings by two con men who sell them a washed up race horse. Everything turns out happily when Curly swallows horse vitamins and gives birth to a colt! Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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18 September 1942 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Curly's references to The New Deal: When he says "FBI loan," he means FHA (Federal Housing Administration) insured loan; he describes taking the child's piggy bank as "only a lend-lease," referring to 1941's Lend-Lease Law. See more »

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Motorist: Just a second, these horses ran yesterday!
Curly: They won, didn't they!
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Weaker Stooges Comedy
21 February 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Even as IOU (1942)

** (out of 4)

Mostly forgettable Three Stooges short has the boys running into a single mother and her daughter, both of whom are hungry. The boys decide to try their luck at the horse track when Curly is given a tip..... by a horse.

EVEN AS IOU is certainly one of the lesser Stooges shorts from this period and it really comes across as if it was just rushed into production so that they could get it into theaters as quick as possible. The film clocks in at just 15-minutes and only has a handful of laughs. Many of the gags are simply flat from the word go including a somewhat long one dealing with a fake fish. The few laughs that there are come towards the end when Curly is getting the tips from the "talking" horse. Fans of the Stooges will want to watch this but there are many better ones out there.


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