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Three Pests in a Mess (1945)

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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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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1.37 : 1
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Production number #4022. 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: Hey Moe, you know that dead guy? He just slapped me.
Moe: Like this?
[slaps Curly]
Curly: Yeah, just like that only it was on the other side.
Larry: Where's the body?
Curly: I ain't got any body, I lost it.
Moe: Well you're gonna go find it!
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Remake of Sailors Beware! (1933) 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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