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Felix Adler (story)
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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 Ridgway ... 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:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Production number 507.See more »
Motorist:Just a second, these horses ran yesterday!
Curly:They won, didn't they!
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Weaker Stooges Comedy, 21 February 2015
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

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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