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The stooges are three small time actors looking for a job. They meet three girl dancers in the situation and get a small part in a big producers show at the shipyard. When the rest of the ... See full summary »

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The stooges are three small time actors looking for a job. They meet three girl dancers in the situation and get a small part in a big producers show at the shipyard. When the rest of the cast doesn't show up, the stooges and the girls must put on the whole show themselves. The show is a hit and the stooges marry the girls and head to Niagara Falls for their honeymoon. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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22 September 1944 (USA)  »

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Tenderized Hams  »

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"Niagara Falls" was actually filmed one year earlier for the Columbia feature film Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943). Cut from the final release version of that film, Jules White retained the footage and built this film around it. See more »

Goofs

During the "Niagara Falls" skit in front of the shipyard workers, Larry blows his line. The skit is supposed to start off with, "Slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch", but Larry says "inch by inch" as the second line instead of "step by step", as Moe does. See more »

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[After Curly says Niagara Falls]
Moe: Niagara Falls! Slowly I turn... step by step... inch by inch...
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Pretty good but a tad uneven
16 June 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a decent Three Stooges featuring Moe, Curly and Larry. Unlike their other shorts, this one has the team working for a charity show for workers at a defense plant and so they can do many of their old and familiar vaudeville routines--particularly the "Niagara Falls" bit (also done in 1944 by Abbott and Costello in one of their films). The problem is that the Niagara Falls bit is awfully familiar stuff and the ladies who appear in the show with them are a major distraction. Sure, they are included as love interests for the boys but having them do a majorly lame and dull dance routine in the show was a very flat moment in an otherwise decent short. It's watchable to fans and non-fans alike, but it's not one of their best outings. Still, it beats any of the stuff they did with Joe Besser and Joe DeRita!


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