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Three Little Pirates (1946)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  5 December 1946 (USA)
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Three bumbling sailors from a garbage scow are marooned on an island where the anachronistic inhabitants seem trapped in the 17th Century.

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Moe (as Moe)
Christine McIntyre ...
Rita Yolanda
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Black Louie (as Robert Stevens)
Vernon Dent ...
Governor
Dorothy DeHaven ...
Chiquita, Governor's Secretary
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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 Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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5 December 1946 (USA)  »

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3 Piratas  »

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The last The Three Stooges short in which Curly Howard was involved in the entire production. He was left out of the final scene of the next Stooges project, Half-Wits Holiday (1947), after he suffered a debilitating stroke. See more »

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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 »

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Moe: [Black Louie is using Larry as a human target for knife-throwing] Be careful you don't hit Larry.
Curly: Where is he?
Moe: Over there.
Curly: I don't see him.
Moe: Take off the glasses.
[Curly takes his glasses off]
Moe: Over there by the wall.
Curly: What wall?
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Comments about Three Stooges short "Three Little Pirates"
12 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was only until i first logged onto IMDb.com that i realized this short was one of Curly's last episodes. It is also one of his best. One or two other of episodes with Curly "Idiots Deluxe" & "Micro-phonies" possibly could top this. What makes "Three Little Pirates" special is all the 'SECOND LANGUAGES' that is spoken here. You will find,hopefully, that i took quotes from this episode directly from Closed Captioning and added it to help die-hard Stooge fans decipher what exactly is being said(i still can't figure it out.) I may also take some quotes from the other two episodes i mentioned earlier. In Idiots Deluxe, Moe scorns a black cat for "Stomping Around" and in Micro-phonies Moe exclaims on a radio broadcast that GRITTO spelled sideways is OTTRIGGG-GGG-GGG!!! I wish i could find out why the FCC has deemed their episodes as PG(other than the petty violence). That's exactly what is meant by SLAPSTICK COMEDY!!!


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