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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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(story) (as Gilbert W. Pratt), (screenplay) (as Gilbert W. Pratt)
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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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Comedy | Short

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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

Curly briefly speaks in his normal voice in the line-up scene, when he says "Gee, it's warm in here. I hope the beer don't spoil". See more »

Goofs

When Moe says to Larry "Burnt toast and a rotten egg.", Curly begins to say something, but he stops when Larry replies. 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 In the Sweet Pie and Pie (1941) See more »

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We all put the yeast in...
27 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

As other reviewers have already pointed out, the insertion of archival footage from previous mid-40s Curly shorts is what proves to be the downfall of this particular episode--which is something of a shame, since I found a lot of the new scenes to be quite hilarious; particularly the opening scenes with the stooges making their homemade brew (I'm sorry Moe, the crock skidded).

Of course, the stock footage was probably a combination of events, stemming from Curly's obviously declining health & the old thrift master Jules White showing an early affinity for saving a few dollars (something that came into greater prominence in the '50s).


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