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They Stooge to Conga (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 1 January 1943 (USA)
The stooges are repairmen who get a job fixing the doorbell in large house which is the secret headquarters of some Nazi spies. They manage to ruin most of the house while working on the ... See full summary »

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The stooges are repairmen who get a job fixing the doorbell in large house which is the secret headquarters of some Nazi spies. They manage to ruin most of the house while working on the wiring and then subdue the spies and sink an enemy submarine by remote control. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Production reel #533. See more »

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When Curl disconnects his telephone pole seat, you can hear the wire actually hitting the studio floor, even though we're supposed to believe Curly's 30 feet in the air. See more »

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Curly: Quit that double talk, I want to hear the Lone Ranger!
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Edited from Three Little Sew and Sews (1939) See more »

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Not as violent as people make it seem...
16 December 2008 | by (US) – See all my reviews

"They Stooge to Conga," The Three Stooges' first release of 1943, has earned the reputation of being the most violent film in their 24-year short subject span. True, the film is violent, sometimes to the extreme; however, the violence is short-lived, the Stooges are not permanently hurt, and the end result is mayhem and mirth of the first order.

A careful comparison of "They Stooge to Conga" with their 1936 film "Half-Shot Shooters" offers proof that "Conga" is not their most violent film. In "Shooters," arms are broken and eardrums are busted. In "Conga," Moe gets his scalp, eye and ear poked with a climbing spike. While cringe-worthy in itself, this violence is not long lasting, allowing the viewer to relax and enjoy the unfolding comedy.

Give "They Stooge to Conga" another chance. Look past the critical analysis that condemn this film's violence and just enjoy it as another Stooges wartime farce. 7 out of 10.


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