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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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5 February 1943 (USA)  »

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Columbia production reel #529. See more »

Quotes

Moe: What are you, cowards? I'll lead the way. Go ahead.
[Moe pushes Larry and Curly ahead of him]
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Remade as 'Fraidy Cat (1951) See more »

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Solid Effort by Masters of Comedy
22 June 2005 | by (Valencia, Spain) – See all my reviews

I grew up watching the Stooges after school back when there were only a few TV Channels and no Cable TV. Now trying to get anyone to watch black and white is impossible, and that is a shame. The Three Stooges were great, not just because they were funny, but because they really worked hard to succeed in spite of Hollywood. They were Independants, and they were never accepted by Hollywood. Their humor was working class, and while it was often crude, it was all from the heart! It is too bad that intellectual snobs turn up their noses at the mention of The Three Stooges as great comedians.

This short combines the best of Stoogedom. It has the scary Gorilla, the Haunted House sub-plot, the sinister criminals, and the corrupt politician. When you consider the whole story, it really has a lot in it besides merely slapstick comedy. The story is fast-paced, and full of action. Often the best Stooge shorts combine all of their standard gags with fast-paced action, and for twenty minutes you escape into their amazing world of comedy. This Stooge short is not one of their all-time greatest (there are so many to choose from!), but it is definitely an A+ effort.


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