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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1.37 : 1
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Columbia Pictures production number 4020. 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 »

Quotes

Flo: Who are you, and what are you doing in here?
Larry: Well... we came up here to break your neck.
FloMaryShirley: [threateningly] Oh, yeah?
Curly: Wait a minute! That's before we saw you.
Moe: You see, we live in the room below. We was rehearsing our act, but you were dancing and...
Curly: [pointing to a spot on his head] The chandelier hit me in the head.
Flo: Oh, what an awful lump.
Curly: That's no lump, that's my head.
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Edited from Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943) See more »

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A Stooges Variety Show
28 June 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is a somewhat different kind of short feature from the Three Stooges, more of a variety show with some of their usual slapstick comedy added in. The boys are struggling singers/actors looking for a break, and are joined by a trio of acrobats (Flo, Mary, & Shirley), who are also hoping for stardom. There are a few slow spots in this one, although some of the non-comic parts are worth seeing. There is also a pretty good running gag that has to do with the comedy routine that the boys have been practicing. Overall, it's not as funny as many of their comedies, but it's worth a look.


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