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Idiots Deluxe (1945)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  20 July 1945 (USA)
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Moe is on trial for assaulting Curly and Larry with an ax. Moe relates how Curly and Larry took him on a hunting trip for his nerves. Out in the woods they confronted a bear which Curly and... See full summary »

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Moe is on trial for assaulting Curly and Larry with an ax. Moe relates how Curly and Larry took him on a hunting trip for his nerves. Out in the woods they confronted a bear which Curly and Larry stunned, and thinking it was dead, threw it in the back of their car, where it came awake, tossed Moe out and drove the car into a tree. The judge finds Moe not guilty and Moe promptly goes after Larry and Curly again with the ax. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The Malady Lingers On  »

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This was the first Three Stooges short to feature the Greco-Roman comic mask in the upper left-hand corner in the intros and closes. See more »

Goofs

Curly is playing trombone, and properly holding the 2nd brace of the slide. When the slide goes flying and wrings Moe's neck, the 2nd brace is gone. See more »

Quotes

Moe: Quiet! Quiet!
[to a cat]
Moe: Quit stomping around! Scat!
[throws his ice pack at it, cat screeches]
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Remade as Guns a Poppin! (1957) See more »

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An Elwood Ullman masterpiece
4 March 1999 | by (Chelsea, MA) – See all my reviews

IDIOTS DELUXE (1945) is the last good Three Stooges short directed by Jules White before falling down into mediocrity. Considering the poor quality of all of White Stooges shorts after this one the credit for this one belongs to writer Elwood Ullman whose script is excellent. With no "poke in the eyes" jokes the two-reeler is effectively structured in flashback and features a lot of inspired gags and jokes. For once, Jules White does not milk the screenplay with protracted and unfunny gags. The version I have seen so far, in Argentina, is in Spanish; however, not even the poor dubbing can undermine the film qualities.


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