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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Step by step, inch by inch and wow, what comedy follows! See more »

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22 September 1944 (USA)  »

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Columbia Pictures production number 4020. See more »

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During the stage show, the girl holding the middle flag has to lower it quickly, as it is blocking the wording on the third flag. In the next shot, all three flags are up. 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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worth a look for "Slowly I Turned"
10 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the better stooge shorts from a period when the quality and budget of their films was declining, "Gents without Cents" will forever be immortalized for the boy's rendition of the old vaudeville staple "Slowly I Turned" (a.k.a. "Niagra Falls"). Here they collectively essay a role that most reflects what they really were -- seasoned comic players who managed somehow to bring verve and added dimension to timeworn and/or second-rate material. Their performance of this old skit is definitive.

Incidentally, I have always wondered if it was strictly coincidental that Abbott and Costello revived "Slowly I Turned" in the same year, 1944, for their MGM romp "Lost in a Harum". I don't know the answer, but it would certainly please Moe Howard (who intensely disliked Abbott and Costello) to know that the version in "Gents without Cents" is considerably better than Bud and Lou's.


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