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


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 <>

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disguise | car | raf | pipe | general | See more »


Comedy | Short





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30 July 1943 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Production number 568. See more »


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 »


Marshall Boring: [eyeing Larry, who is dressed as a woman] Come here, my little edelweiss. Zit on my lap.
Larry: [looking at the overweight general] What lap?
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Edited into Stop! Look! and Laugh! (1960) See more »

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Hysterical! Another Great One!
2 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Moe, Larry, and Curly are back in this short film, or should I say, the Three Stooges, and what did I think of this one? This is totally hysterical!

I love a lot of their service ones that they made such as Dutiful But Dumb, You Nazty Spy!, and I'll Never Heil Again. But this is probably one of their best!

As for deciding on the shorts, this is my opinion. Out of all of the Three Stooges shorts that I have seen, with Curly and Shemp, there are some shorts that I like better than other ones, but I absolutely cannot say that I have seen a Three Stooges short that I hated.

I like all of the Stooges, except for Joe Besser, Curly Joe was good, Shemp and Curly were great, and of course, Larry and Moe are just plain outrageous!

This short is one that you really need to see in order for you to say that you are a Three Stooges fanatic!


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