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Three Pests in a Mess (1945)

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The stooges are three inventors trying to a get a patent on their preposterous fly catching invention. When they learn they'll have to catch 100,000 flies to earn enough to get a patent, ... See full summary »

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Curly (as Curly)
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Moe (as Moe)
Christine McIntyre ...
Cheatham's Secretary
Brian O'Hara ...
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Vernon Dent ...
Philip Black
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The stooges are three inventors trying to a get a patent on their preposterous fly catching invention. When they learn they'll have to catch 100,000 flies to earn enough to get a patent, some crooks overhear and think the boys are the $100,000 sweepstakes winners. When the crooks give chase, the stooges hide in a sporting goods store where Curly shoots a dummy, which they mistake for a real person. The boys decide to bury the "body" in a pet cemetery, but the cemetery owner arrives from a costume party with his partners, all dressed as spooks, and they proceed to scare the devil out of the stooges. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Three screwballs on the loose! (One-sheet poster).

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19 January 1945 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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The first half of this short is a remake of plot elements from the 1933 Paramount comedy short "Sailors Beware!". The second half is a remake of plot elements from the 1933 Hal Roach Studios comedy short "Wreckety Wrecks". See more »

Goofs

When Christine McIntyre first tears off Curly's second shirt, there is shirt tail hanging out in the front of the third shirt. When the scene cuts to her tearing the third shirt off, the shirt tail is no longer hanging out. See more »

Quotes

Curly: [falls down] Yaaah!
Cheatham's Secretary: Are you hurt?
Curly: I think I've been stabbed.
[gets up]
Cheatham's Secretary: [pulls ball of yarn and knitting needles out of his seat] Well look what you did to my knitting needles.
Curly: It didn't do me much good either.
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References The Jazz Singer (1927) See more »

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One of the worst.
13 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

THREE PESTS IN A MESS could've match up it's plot line better. The first half of the short is great, but the second half is bad because it may be inappropriate to general audiences. Secondly, the second half of the short wanders away from the plot of the first half. Don't even bother to watch.

Grade: D+


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