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Monkey Businessmen (1946)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  20 June 1946 (USA)
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The stooges are bumbling electricians who decide to go away for a rest after they are fired for their incompetence. The rest home they choose is run by Dr. Mallard, a quack who cheats the ... See full summary »

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The stooges are bumbling electricians who decide to go away for a rest after they are fired for their incompetence. The rest home they choose is run by Dr. Mallard, a quack who cheats the patients for everything they've got. When the boys discover the crooked goings on they escape, but not before Curly accidentally cures another patient who rewards him with a thousand dollars. When Curly suggests using the money to go away for a rest, Moe and Larry promptly clobber him. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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20 June 1946 (USA)  »

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Monkey Business  »

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This was Kenneth MacDonald's first appearance in a Stooges short. See more »

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When Curly falls off of the stretcher, we hear Bud Jamison's voice giving the yell. Jamison had died some time earlier. See more »

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Moe: [after a loud crash is heard in the other room, you see Curly with a ladder fallen down on top of him] You lame brain, why don't you be careful when you climb up a ladder?
Curly: I only climbed up seven steps.
Moe: That ladder had six!
[slaps Curly on top of the head]
Smiling Sam McGann: What's going on here?
[Moe and Larry drop the pipes they are holding onto Curly's head]
Smiling Sam McGann: Listen, you jugheads. The lights are still out in my office. I want juice and I want it right away!
Curly: Here you are.
[...]
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Rest Cure
19 July 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Monkey Businessmen has Moe, Larry, and Curly as failed electricians after really bungling a job it's decided they need a rest to get back their edge. Their edge in God knows what.

They go to the sanitarium for a rest cure but upon getting there discover that the head of the place is really a crook out to bilk rich clients. And poor ones like the 3 Stooges. This is an outrage that has to be dealt with in timely stooge fashion. First they have to get out of the joint.

Character actor Kenneth MacDonald who had a rich, varied, and active career on the big screen and small did several 3 Stooges shorts. In this one as the crooked doctor MacDonald gets no small amount of laughs himself.

Sad to say though that Curly was pretty ill at this point and Moe had to coax his brother through this one. You can't tell however, I think this is one of their best short subjects.


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