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I love this stooge short. The only sad thing about this one is Curly's condition was declining at the time, and Moe had to help him with most of his lines. When Curly was filming "Half Wit's Holiday" (his 97th short), he suffered a stroke and wasn't even seen in the last part of the film. This is something that really made me mad. It would've been better if they wouldn't have replaced "Hoi Polloi" with "Half Wit's Holiday" and just made "Three Little Pirates" his last stooge short. It must have been hard for Moe and Larry to film the last part of "Half Wit's Holiday", especially for Moe, because for those of you that don't know, Curly is Moe's younger brother. *Hats off to Jerome Lester Horwitz (Curly)*
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"G.I. Wanna Home" is one of the very last Three Stooges shorts to star
Curly Howard as the third Stooge. Curly was very ill at this time,
apparently having suffered a mild stroke that gravely affected his
energy and youthfulness. Director Jules White did the very best he
could under the circumstances, shifting a good portion of the comic
material to Moe and Larry, with satisfactory results. In this short,
the boys return home from serving their country to find their
sweethearts dispossessed. The rest of the short consists of the boys
doing the very best they can to locate and furnish a suitable domicile
for themselves and their future wives.
Here are some of the more memorable scenes from "G.I. Wanna Home." After the girls have been dispossessed, they and the Stooges cram all their belongings (furniture and everything) into one ridiculous-looking vehicle, towed by none other than Curly himself. At the Stooges' new "home" (a vacant lot), Curly uses a vacuum cleaner on the lawn, but he leaves it unattended for too long, and the bag explodes. When Curly's upper bunk bed crashes downward onto Moe and Larry, Curly claims he didn't get hurt, but Moe proves otherwise! AND the Stooges' pet parrot winds up inside a stuffed goose (a gag that has appeared in a few other Stooge shorts such as "Three Dark Horses"  and "Crash Goes the Hash" ).
It's quite easy for the Stooge fan to notice just how badly Curly was struggling during the filming of his last dozen or so Stooge shorts with Moe and Larry, "G.I. Wanna Home" notwithstanding. It was only a question of time when he would suffer the stroke that ultimately rendered him no longer able to perform. After ninety-seven shorts for Columbia ("G.I. Wanna Home" was number ninety-four), Curly's career as one of the Three Stooges was history.
This is one of Curly's last Stooges shorts, and it's more than evident by watching this that he was very, very ill. He had lost a lot of weight, his reflexes were slow, his speech was halting and he didn't have the spark and mischievousness that his fans had come to expect. He was in such poor health that it was actually discomforting to watch Moe and Larry slap him, kick him, and do all the things to him that were funny in his previous shorts, but due to his ill health it looked uncomfortably like they were beating up a helpless old man. The plot, about three ex-GIs coming home from World War II and discovering that they don't have a place to live and can't find anyplace that will take them, is somewhat topical--there actually was a severe housing shortage immediately following WW II--but the short itself is stiff and stilted, mainly due, I think, to Curly's slowed-down reactions due to his health. The "old" Curly comes to life for a minute or two when he is preparing "dinner" for the three of them in the backyard they're living in, but otherwise this short is the beginning of the end of Curly's career, and it's sad to watch.
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One of the good things about the Stooges shorts was the topicality and
this one does reflect the postwar era and its challenges.
The boys return from the service to find their girl friends dispossessed and living quarters impossible to find. The best part of the film shows their making do setting up housekeeping in someone's back yard. Top gags include the egg scene and of course the parrot within the goose. That particular scene reminded me of an Abbott and Costello scene with Costello trying to eat a catfish unknowing of a cat under the table which squawked every time he stuck a fork into the fish.
Be that as it may, this is a good followup to the wartime shorts.
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!
I think this Three Stooges short is a very good one and really is an underrated one in My opinion. Judy Malcolm, Ethelreda Leopold, and Doris Houck are in it. Also there are appearances by Symona Boniface and Al Thompson. The Stooges are very good in this one. Curly is very different and very funny as well. There are many hilarious things in this one. If you are a Three Stooges fan watch this one!
I've go to tell you about another Three Stooges short that I have
watched from the year of 1946, G.I. Wanna Home. In my opinion, this
Three Stooges short is another very hysterical and riot-filled time
that you are going to enjoy every single bit of! This is one of the
funniest short film that the Three Stooges made in 1946 in my opinion!
This is not just a funny Three Stooges short film, it is a very
hysterical, laugh out-loud funny Three Stooges short film! I know that
I was just laughing and laughing myself silly when I first watched
this, I mean that this has got laughs in it in just about every single
scene, the only bad thing about this is Curly's illness, but he is
still great in my opinion!
Well I can watch this short at any time that I please because I now own this one on DVD when I bought the Three Stooges Collection Volume Five, and whenever I want to watch something very hysterical, I put on this Stooge short!
And another thing, if I really loved this Three Stooges short, then you will probably love it as well! I mean that you are going to be just laughing and laughing when you watch this, you will be paralyzed with laughter all throughout the whole short! So please see this one, it is totally hysterical and lovable!
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