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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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20 July 1945 (USA)  »

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The Malady Lingers On  »

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Columbia production reel #4030. See more »

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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: [Curly accidentally spills spaghetti on him] You're a nitwit, that's what you are! What's the matter with you?
Curly: Hey Moe, there's a b-b-b-b-bear in the window.
Moe: You're wacky. What do you mean a bear in the window? There's no bear around here.
[Moe goes to the window and looks around; the bear growls and smacks him in the head]
Moe: Oh! Oh! Oh! You're right. There is a bear around here.
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Edited into Guns a Poppin! (1957) See more »

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It's funny
2 November 2009 | by (Sunderland, MA) – See all my reviews

Not the greatest stooge short, but it still has plenty of laughs. The boys are roommates and Moe has decided to sue the other two because they're literally driving him crazy. The story is told in flashbacks about how Larry and Curly try to soothe Moe's illness while only making it worse.

My favorite bit is when they're in the woods and Larry is giving Curly some rocks to wall up a bear's den, and he decides to play football center and hikes a huge rock to Curly through his legs without looking to see where it goes (it hits Moe in the head, of course). You just can't make people any dumber.

This is the first short where Curly is clearly not himself (he suffered a mild stroke after this short was made). He has a fair amount of energy but his voice rarely gets up into his classic falsetto, and his speech is slightly slurred. Even so, it's easy to enjoy this short as it's another fine example of the stooges doing what they do best.


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