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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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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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(Western Electric Recording)

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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 »

Quotes

Governor: You shall die! I'll throw you to the togers!
Moe: Give us a chance!
Larry: Be a sport too!
Governor: You want a chance?
Larry: Yeah!
Governor: Very well, you may choose the manner in which you will die.
Larry: Uh, that;s easy! Old age!
[they all laugh]
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Excellent Three Stooges short!
20 June 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

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!

This is a hilarious Three Stooges short and its always been one of My favorites! The part when the Stooges are using the tools is funny! Vernon Dent is very good in this one. Al Thompson, Cy Schindell, and Ethan Laidlaw are also in this. Three Stooges Short! The lovely Christine McIntyre is very good in this one! This is an excellent one! One of My favorites!


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