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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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Music! Songs! Dances! Gags! Gals! See more »

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Short | Comedy | Music | War

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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

In the beginning of the short, Curly swings a bat backwards and only hits Moe in the face. However, Larry also grabs his face in pain even though the bat never comes near to hitting him. 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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The War Effort
15 May 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In Gents Without Cents the Three Stooges play three vaudeville entertainers who were trying to rehearse some new material when they keep getting interrupted by falling plaster. Upon investigation Moe, Larry, and Curly find there are three hoofers rehearsing their act named Flo, Mary, and Shirley. With that kind of coincidence you know they'll hit it off.

Before long they're doing their act as the girls do their's in front of a shipyard audience. It's all for the war effort as long dead vaudeville acts actually did find war workers needing some entertainment on their lunch hours here and in real life.

The women, Lindsay Bourquin, Laverne Thompson, and Betty Phares actually do a nice combination of acrobatics and dancing. And the guys get to do the famous "NIGARA FALLS"...."slowly I turned" routine adapted for three.

It's all quite nice and a salute to the vaudeville origins of all these guys though not as an act.


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