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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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Columbia production reel #4030. See more »

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After the attacks and Larry jumps back in through the window; he closes it behind himself, and it stays closed in scenes viewed from the outside. But, all scenes from inside show the window open. See more »

Quotes

[Curly is caught in bear trap, and Moe and Larry think the bear has got him]
Larry: Did you hear that? He's got him. He's got him.
Moe: You want the bear to eat him alive? Go out there and help him.
Larry: That bear don't need no help.
Moe: What are you, a coward?
Larry: Yes.
Moe: Go on out and save him.
Larry: I'll go, but my heart ain't in it.
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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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