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Beer Barrel Polecats (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 10 January 1946 (USA)
The stooges make a whole batch of homemade beer, but get tossed in jail when Curly sells some to a policeman. Their minor indiscretion turns into a forty year sentence when a barrel of beer... See full summary »

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Moe (as Moe)
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The stooges make a whole batch of homemade beer, but get tossed in jail when Curly sells some to a policeman. Their minor indiscretion turns into a forty year sentence when a barrel of beer Curly has hidden under his coat explodes while the boys are being photographed. In prison, the stooges get into more trouble with the warden and wind on the rockpile when they try to escape. Finally released as old men with long gray beards, the first thing Curly wants is a bottle of beer. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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10 January 1946 (USA)  »

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Three Duds in the Suds  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first short Curly did after a had suffered a series of small strokes. It affected both his speech and timing. He is much thinner in this short as well. See more »

Goofs

The groans when Moe gets hit with the mop are dubbed in. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Larry: [exiting cocktail lounge] How do you like that? No beer! You know, this is the sixteenth place we've been in?
Moe: Yeah, there ain't a bottle of beer in town.
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Edited from So Long Mr. Chumps (1941) See more »

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Good Three Stooges short!
22 March 2005 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is the all time funniest comedy team!

One of the most hilarious Three Stooges shorts is Beer Barrel Polecats. In this short are Vernon Dent, Robert Williams, Lynton Brent, Eddie Laughton, Joe Palma, Al Thompson, and Blackie Whiteford. The acting by these actors are good especially by Dent and Brent. There are many funny scenes here that I think most Three Stooges fans will love! In My opinion this one of the most different Three Stooges shorts. I recommend this one to all!


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