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Three Loan Wolves (1946)

Told in flash back, the stooges tell their son how he came to have three fathers. The stooges, owners of a pawn shop, owed money to the gashouse protection society, a bunch of loan sharks. ... See full summary »

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Told in flash back, the stooges tell their son how he came to have three fathers. The stooges, owners of a pawn shop, owed money to the gashouse protection society, a bunch of loan sharks. To complicate matters, a lady leaves a baby in the shop as part of a plan to sell a phony diamond and the stooges wind up caring for the kid. The stooges manage to defeat the crooks and when they finish telling the story, the kid goes off to find his real mother. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Here Today - Pawn Tomorrow

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4 July 1946 (USA)  »

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Columbia production reel #4053. See more »

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The Stooges are wearing the same outfits in both the present day and in the flashback scenes, which based on how old their "son" is, would be about 10 years. See more »

Quotes

Moe: Hey Larry, come here.
Larry: I can't, I'm busy.
Moe: Well drop what you're doing and come here.
[Larry, holding a stack of dishes, shrugs]
Larry: Okay, if you say so.
[Larry drops the dishes and they smash on the floor]
Larry: [approaching Moe] Yeah?
Moe: What's the big idea?
Larry: You told me to drop what I was doing, so I did.
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References The Notorious Lone Wolf (1946) See more »

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Needed More Of The Crooks To Compensate For Curly's 'Absence'
27 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Here Today, Pawn Tomorrow" reasons the pawnshop sign where our three guys - Curly, Larry and Moe - have a shop. A little kid enters the store and wonders what's the story here as all three guys claim to be his father. They tell him the story, so we are flashed back into time, and the story begins with......

Moe beating on Larry for buying a fake bass fiddle. Then, the tough guy who sold him that cardboard "instrument" comes back looking for protection money. Curly tries to show him how tough he is, but he isn't. However, he accidentally knocks the guy out. Then he and Moe go out to lunch. Moe actually calls him Curly. I don't remember hearing that too often. It's usually an insult, never just "Curly." Maybe Moe felt sorry for him because, in real life, this was one of Curly's last shows as he had suffered several strokes. It wasn't long afterward that he was gone for good, sad to say. Anyway, Larry is left alone in the story and the next thing you know, there's a baby left in the place, courtesy of a "babe" who looked the class film noir brassy blonde.

How the guys handle trying the pacify the crying little baby is the bulk of the second half. Curly was in this episode, but at the same time, was about "absent," because you could tell his energy level wasn't the same. He gave it a good try, however.

Overall, it winds up just fair, to be honest. They could have done so much more if they involved the crooks more, and Beverly Warren but it's mainly just Moe hitting on the two other guys and Larry (called "Apple Head" a few times in here) getting the brunt of it. Because Curly wasn't physically up to par, we couldn't enjoy his normal great humor. Larry is okay, but he's no Curly.


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