The stooges are tailors, and are heavily in debt to the Skin & Flint finance company. When the boys read about the big reward for a fugitive robber, they think it could be the answer to ... See full summary »
Set in a desert land where the stooges run a restaurant, the boys set out to recover the stolen Rootin Tootin diamond after they learn from the thieves that the Emir of Shmo has absconded ... See full summary »
The stooges are discharged from the army and go to see their fiancée, but find they have been dispossessed and the wedding is off until they find a home. The boys have trouble finding a ... See full summary »
Shemp is a sick man with a bad case of nerves. The stooge's friend Claude, a self-taught healer, tries to cure Shemp with various home- made remedies. When nothing seems to work, Claude ... See full summary »
The stooges are working in a radio station where a pretty girl has just made a recording of "Voices of Spring" under an assumed name. She wants to hide her singing career from her ... See full summary »
Mr. Schmidt's costume store is bankrupt because he spends his time on Rube Goldberg-style inventions; the creditors send a young manager who falls for Schmidt's niece Louise, but she'll ... See full summary »
Moe discovers Curly's unknown boxing talent when he knocks out the Champ at a restaurant when Larry plays "Pop Goes the Weasal" on the violin. Moe becomes Curly's manager, and they win ... See full summary »
Moe is on trial for assaulting Curly and Larry with an ax. Moe relates how Curly and Larry took him on a hunting trip for his nerves. Out in the woods they confronted a bear which Curly and... See full summary »
The stooges are salesman selling a weight reducing machine. They have no luck until they show up at the house of an eccentric inventor where they are hired as caretakers. When the scientist... See full summary »
The stooges are castaways from a garbage scow who land on Dead Man's Island where everyone is living in olden times. To escape from the governor, they disguise Curly as a Maharaja and win permission to journey to their own country to fetch presents. The governor is fooled, but the boys run into more trouble in the den of Black Louie the pirate where Curly is forced into a knife throwing contest with Larry as the target. Things look bad until a mis-thrown knife cuts the rope that holds the chandelier and it crashes down on Black Louie's men. With the pirates defeated, Moe decides to take over as ruler of the island. Written by
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The drill that the Stooges are using, while making lots of noise (sound effects) doesn't seem to have any moving parts. The drill bit doesn't move at all. See more »
The raja says that in his domain on the islands of Coney & Long there are some fair chickadees who prowl through the meadows day & night.
If you give us till sunup, we shall bring some back by sundown.
On your way with winged feet.
Aha, Yataminich, where are you?
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190 shorts over 28 years, THREE LITTLE PIRATES is the Stooges at their Vaudeville Epitome! This is by far the funniest, most clever piece of any of them, and my absolute favorite of all of them! Choreographed word-for-word by Moe himself, the dialogue is just beautiful, and Curly is at the top of his form. The "MAHA" routine is comic genius! PIRATES is one of the few episodes that departs from the norm of silly slapstick into pure comedy in its classical context! (Another one of the departures would be CASH & CARRY, where their's no slapstick at all, and its story is a heart-tugger, with little Sonny Bupp as the crippled youngster). There ARE a few others, scattered through the years, but THREE LITTLE PIRATES is the benchmark by which all the others are measured! It shows how the Howards & Fine were masters of their craft. It's so funny, it's beautiful! This is the one I show to everyone who's either never seen the true Stooges, or doesn't like them. THREE LITTLE PIRATES is their masterpiece! Gotta love it!!! Perhaps a doctor of neurological medicine could explain Curly's return to his top form, considering his failing health, but none of us can, PIRATES was his swan song! L'Chaim!
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