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Dizzy Detectives (1943)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  5 February 1943 (USA)
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The stooges are carpenters who become policemen. A mysterious burglar disguised as a gorilla has the cops baffled and Mr. Dill, the head of the citizens league, threatening the police ... See full summary »

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The stooges are carpenters who become policemen. A mysterious burglar disguised as a gorilla has the cops baffled and Mr. Dill, the head of the citizens league, threatening the police chief's job. The boys go on the case and pose as night watchmen at an antiques store. They confront the crook, who turns out to be a real gorilla owned by Dill. After defeating Dill and some other bad guys in a wild fight, the gorilla drinks some nitroglycerin and blows up. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Moe Howard actually broke some of his ribs during filming the scene in which Curly accidentally saws through the table Moe is standing on, causing it to collapse. See more »

Quotes

Larry: Hey, you only fell 14 feet! Why are ya getting sore?
Moe: [Pretending to be surprised] Is that all it was?
Larry: Yeah!
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Remade as 'Fraidy Cat (1951) See more »

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What's law enforcement coming to?
28 February 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I think the thing to remember is that Dizzy Detectives came out in 1943 and a lot of cops were in the armed forces. So I imagine that various police agencies had to take what they could get even if it means the 3 Stooges.

After failing as contractors the boys are excited to learn that they've been admitted to the force. Just in time too because there is a rash of mysterious burglaries perpetrated by someone who by all appearances is a simian. Could this be the beginning of Planet Of The Apes?

Not that but someone who has trained a circus ape in the fine art of second story work. Battling a criminal somewhat near their own intelligence Moe, Larry, and Curly actually clean up the situation, though the ape commits a bizarre suicide.

Even dead though, the ape has plenty of fight. Would you believe Curly is the best one cut out for law enforcement?

If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes............


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