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Release Date:
18 September 1942 (USA) See more »
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A destitute mother and child move into the stooge's vacant lot home and the boys decide to help them... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Ruth Skinner ... Mrs. Blake
Stanley Blystone ... Ventriloquist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Billy Bletcher ... Seabasket, the Horse (voice) (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Dr. O.B. Stretrick (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Gate Man (uncredited)
Lew Davis ... Race Announcer (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Motorist (uncredited)
Jerry Frank ... Man Posing As Mannequin (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ... Ventriloquist's Pal (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Police Chief (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway ... Woman at Racetrack (uncredited)
Bert Young ... Betting Window Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
Del Lord 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Felix Adler  story and screenplay

Produced by
Del Lord .... producer
Hugh McCollum .... producer
Cinematography by
L. William O'Connell  (as L.W. O'Connell)
Film Editing by
Paul Borofsky 
Music Department
John Leipold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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Additional Details

USA:15 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Production number 507.See more »
Seabasket, the Horse:I beat Filet Mignon, in the Porterhouse Stakes.See more »


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"Now!" "Now I've got to go!", 6 May 2010
Author: slymusic from Tucson, AZ

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Directed by the usually great Del Lord, "Even as IOU" is only a mediocre Stooge comedy. Moe, Larry, and Curly are con men who try to help out a young lady and her daughter who have been dispossessed. The boys win a pile of cash at the racetrack, but, as it so often happens in Stooge films, they get swindled out of their earnings, and from then on, the film goes nowhere.

"Even as IOU" does manage to bring in a few laughs, however. The sousaphone ("bazooney") gag is dear to my heart because I'm a tuba player. The cute little girl drinks milk from a nanny goat and then makes a sound like one, after which Curly "scales" a fish. In one of the most unrealistic stunts I've ever seen in a Stooge short, Curly gets run over by a car, emerges WITHOUT A SCRATCH from a manhole, and gets struck in the back of the head with another car. And I really like the "Press, Press, Pull" gag, which the Stooges first applied in "Three Little Beers" (1935).

Even with a stellar supporting cast such as Ruth Skinner, Stanley Blystone, and Vernon Dent, "Even as IOU" just doesn't hit the mark. Larry is virtually ignored, which is quite a shame for him, and the very ending is nonsensical, although cute.

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