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Higher Than a Kite (1943)

 |  Comedy, Short  |  30 July 1943 (USA)
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After being accidentally dropped behind enemy lines, the Stooges disguise themselves and steal important plans from the Nazi high command.

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The stooges are auto mechanics working for the Royal Air Force in England. After wrecking an officer's car they need a place to hide, but their choice, a sewer pipe, turns out to a bomb which is dropped on the enemy. Finding themselves behind enemy lines, Moe and Curly disguise as German officers and Larry dresses as a seductive fraulein. While General Bommel chases after Larry, Moe and Curly steal the secret plans from the Nazi high command. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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After playing checkers, Moe looks at a picture of Adolf Hitler and says "schickelgruber". Schickelgruber-Hitler was Adolf Hitler's father's last name. See more »

Goofs

Since they are in England with the Royal Air Force, cars would have the steering wheel on the right. The one they work on and destroy has the standard United States steering wheel on the left. See more »

Quotes

Moe: [to Curly] And what did you answer when they asked what does a navigator do?
Curly: I told them a navigator crawls through a swamp until it becomes a suitcase, and bites like this too.
[Gestures his hands with the snapping motion of an alligator's jaws, with growling imitation]
Moe: No, like this.
[Uses horizontal motion of alligator's jaws, then slaps Curly with both hands]
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Edited into Stop! Look! and Laugh! (1960) See more »

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28 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is a very funny short, especially the parodies of Rommel and Goehring. Vernon Dent was probably the greatest of all the Stooge foils and he has a great performance in this film. The ending scene where the Marine bulldog bites the picture of Hitler while its still stuck to Curly's rear end is an all time classic.


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