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Release Date:
30 July 1942 (USA) See more »
The stooges are engaged to the three daughters of a prison warden. When they learn that some crooks... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Julie Gibson ... Stella Stevens
Julie Duncan ... Mella Stevens
Ruth Skinner ... Bella Stevens
John Tyrrell ... Warden Stevens
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sally Cairns ... Moe's Dancing Partner (uncredited)
Chuck Callahan ... Man on the Street (uncredited)
Frank Coleman ... Policeman (uncredited)
Jack Cooper ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Lew Davis ... Gambler (uncredited)
Marjorie Deanne ... Woman on Dance Floor (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Disappointed customer of tailor (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Johnny Kascier ... Doorman (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Guard at Main Door (uncredited)
Paul McVey ... Convict Nolan (uncredited)
Barbara Pepper ... Woman on Dance Floor (uncredited)
Barbara Slater ... Curly's Dancing Partner (uncredited)
Frank Terry ... Man on the Street (uncredited)
Victor Travers ... Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon ... Woman at Wedding (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
Clyde Bruckman (story)

Clyde Bruckman (screenplay)

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline  (as Benjamin Kline)
Film Editing by
Jerome Thoms 
Music Department
John Leipold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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USA:16 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Production number 532.See more »
Continuity: In the opening sequence, Moe is paired with Stella, Larry with Mella and Curly with Bella. At the wedding, Moe and Curly have switched girlfriends... Curly marries Bella, and Moe marries Stella.See more »
Curly's Dancing Partner:Do you rumba?
Curly:Only when I take bicarbonate. Yuk. Yuk. Let's dance anyway.
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References Three Smart Girls (1936)See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Funny!, 23 February 2010
Author: Humphrey Fish from United States

I remember on watching television on day, and I was flicking through the channels when I saw that this Three Stooges short was going to be on, and being a really huge fan of The Three Stooges, I decided to watch this one, and I was really roaring with laughter when I saw this one, it is their best of the year 1942! This short has really got a lot of what is typical for The Three Stooges, I have not seen a single short film that they made that I did not think was terrible! I have seen some that I like better than others, but I can't say I have seen one that I have hated.

I like all of the Three Stooges, except for Joe Besser, Joe was not funny at all, but apart from him, Moe, Larry, Curly, Shemp, and Curly-Joe are all really great Stooges! They are some of the funniest people that I have ever seen on film!

If you really love the Three Stooges, then you should see this short, because you will really be laughing your head off at it!


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