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Monkey Businessmen (1946)

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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It's shock-full of hilarious laughter! (One-sheet poster).

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20 June 1946 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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

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X marks the spots on the wall through which McGann punches Moe and Larry. See more »

Quotes

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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Remake of Mutiny on the Body (1939) See more »

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4 May 2013 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

This short is most notable because of Curly's bad health. It's his worst showing. He couldn't remember any of his lines and the film had to be shot one line at a time for him. You can even see Moe coaching Curly before some of his lines. His energy and language are notably low and slow due to strokes he had prior to the 7 month rest taken before this was shot. The slapstick was kept to a minimum for his benefit. It's not that there isn't any humor in the movie, it's not bad, it's just that you could see that a change would be necessary in the near future to keep the act going. Adding Shemp, was perfect, he was great in a different way. Rarely could a team replace a character member so successfully.


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