7.5/10
269
6 user 4 critic

Back from the Front (1943)

Set in WW II, the stooges are the only survivors of an American ship sunk by an enemy torpedo. Adrift on a raft, they come upon a German battleship and by various means, such as Moe ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The stooges are defense workers who have trouble getting to sleep when Curly gets a toothache. Moe and Larry try various ways to remove the offending tooth, but nothing works so they take ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The stooges are janitors working in the offices of Doctors Harts, Burns and Belcher. Some crooks arrive seeking medical attention after their boss has been wounded in a shoot out with the ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Booby Dupes (1945)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The stooges are three fish peddlers who decide to cut out the middleman by catching their own fish. They trade their car and $300 for a "new" boat which turns out to be a piece of junk that... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Phony Express (1943)
Comedy | Western | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Set in the old west, the stooges are three tramps wanted for vagrancy. After ruining a medicine peddlers show, they arrive in Peaceful Gulch where a picture has been printed declaring them ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Busy Buddies (1944)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The stooges run a small restaurant, and must come up with some quick money to pay off a pie dealer who's wares they ruined. They enter Curly in a milking contest at the county fair, but his... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The stooges are hired as reporters and their first assignment is to get a picture of a visiting prince who is planning to marry a local socialite. The boys disguise as servants and ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After being accidentally dropped behind enemy lines, the Stooges disguise themselves and steal important plans from the Nazi high command.

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The stooges are engaged to the three daughters of a prison warden. When they learn that some crooks have taken over the prison and their prospective father-in-law has been locked up, they ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After initially joining the Union army, Moe and Larry switch allegiances to their Southern home state and Confederate brother Curley.

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Western | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Set in the old west, the stooges become marshals in a town with a high death rate for lawmen. The boys set out prevent a marriage between the villain Blackie and the heroine Nell, who's ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Three bumbling sailors from a garbage scow are marooned on an island where the anachronistic inhabitants seem trapped in the 17th Century.

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Told in flash back, the stooges tell their son how he came to have three fathers. The stooges, owners of a pawn shop, owed money to the gashouse protection society, a bunch of loan sharks. ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Curly (as Curly)
...
Larry (as Larry)
...
Moe (as Moe)
Edit

Storyline

Set in WW II, the stooges are the only survivors of an American ship sunk by an enemy torpedo. Adrift on a raft, they come upon a German battleship and by various means, such as Moe disguising himself as Hitler, and Curly and Larry as Goering and Goebbels, manage to capture the enemy ship. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Any resemblance between the characters in this picture and other human beings is a dirty shame. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 May 1943 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In 1941, a very different, pre-war version of this film was scripted and then rejected by the Columbia front office as offensive to the Navy. See more »

Goofs

The girlfriends introduce the Stooges as 'Dinky', 'Blinky' and 'Stinky'. But for the rest of the film, they're back to using their usual names of Moe, Larry & Curly. See more »

Quotes

Moe: [Dressed as Hitler] Ach, ich ich ich ach, ach ze vompen ze hast haben! Ja? You fail to catch three spies! Blow out your brains!
Herr Capitan: But mein fuher, ve are nazis! Ve have no brains!
Moe: Zen vat you got, blow out!
Herr Capitan: Heil Hitler!
Moe: Hang Hitler! Ven my field marshall counts three, start blowing!
Curly: One!... What comes after one?
Moe: TWO! Never mind, fat boy, I count myself. One! Two! Th... t... t... ACHOO!
Herr Capitan: [Picks up mustache that Moe sneezed off] Oh, mein fuher!
Moe: Oh, my personality, thanks buddy.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Again funny
7 November 2003 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I find most of the Three Stooges shorts very funny and this one is no exception. It starts a little boring but the final parts make up for that. Moe's Hitler imitation is great. The way Moe, Larry and Curly can repeat the same joke and still keep it funny is great. Another funny Three Stooges movie.


2 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Actresses at beginning...? orangepoindexter
Discuss Back from the Front (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page