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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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Poor but Dishonest  »

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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 »

Goofs

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: [Curly slips on the soap] Hey kid, are ya hurt?
Curly: Yeah, but I don't care!
[laughs]
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Referenced in I Can Hardly Wait (1943) See more »

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About That Hot Swing Music
6 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

That Great Swing music heard during Curly's dance scenes is by Skinnay Ennis' Orchestra . This music was played in the Columbia film"Blondie meets the Boss",during a Dance contest with Ennis' Band featured. One of the tunes played is a number called "Rockin' the Town",that was also in the Columbia film"Start Cheering"(also with the Stooges). Benny Goodman played the number on a Broadcast . The Ennis version also was heard on a Jukebox in the Columbia film, "The Werewolf". Columbia sure knew how to use up their stock footage and music. Curly shows what a fine dancer he was,in these scenes and Dorothy makes a very cute partner.


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