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Loco Boy Makes Good (1942)

The stooges decide to get some easy money by having Curly slip on a bar of soap in a hotel lobby so they can sue the owner. Curly slips as planned but the hotel turns out to be run by an ... See full summary »

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The stooges decide to get some easy money by having Curly slip on a bar of soap in a hotel lobby so they can sue the owner. Curly slips as planned but the hotel turns out to be run by an old lady who is about to lose her lease to the evil landlord. The stooges decide to help her fix up the place and start by beating up the landlord and stealing his watch. After their usual antics in renovating the place, the hotel is ready for the grand re-opening. The stooges put on a big show with a famous critic in attendance. Their corny act goes over poorly until Curly accidentally puts on a magicians coat and becomes a sensation and the place is a success. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Comedian Harold Lloyd sued writers Clyde Bruckman, director Jules White and Columbia Pictures for Bruckman's use of Lloyd's magician's coat sequence from Movie Crazy (1932). Lloyd sought $500,000 in damages. See more »

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When Larry is trying to prevent the three carpets from rolling up by lying on them, the three carpets soon after become a whole one. See more »

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Moe: Wait a minute, Shylock, she'll have the money on time.
Curly: Yeah and I'll see that you get it too, me, myself, I personally, I'll guarantee it personally, see?
Mr. Scroggins: And who are you?
Moe: Who is he? Why he's one of the biggest steelmen in the country. He'd steal any... I mean his steel is known from coast to coast. Will E. Steel.
Curly: And how!
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Referenced in I Can Hardly Wait (1943) See more »

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Not a Classic but Watchable
23 June 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Loco Boy Makes Good (1942)

*** (out of 4)

The Three Stooges are kicked out of their hotel because they haven't paid rent in eight months. They get the bright idea of putting down a bar of soap and slipping on it so that they can sue the hotel but they end up coming to the rescue of an elderly woman about to lose her hotel. Soon the boys get to work and bring in some new people. LOCO BOY MAKES GOOD features quite a few jokes that don't work but I think enough of them do to make this worth viewing for fans of the boys. This here certainly isn't going to show up in their top ten films ever made but there are enough laughs to make it worth sitting through. I think the best stuff happens in the first eight minutes as we see the trio trying to find a good hotel to get hurt in and this of course means that poor Curly has to keep taking one fall after another. One of the best jokes is actually a non-physical one has the boys are looking into a hotel's front window so the detective inside decides to take a look through the same window. The second half of the film is a bit strange and the laughs dry up but there's still some odd charm going on. The entire final five minutes or so feature the boys making the group laugh by doing a variety of things. These things don't necessarily make the viewer laugh but oh well.


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