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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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In Hock  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Columbia production reel #4053. See more »

Goofs

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: Get that kid a bottle with a nipple on it and milk in it. That's an order.
Curly: Aye aye.
Moe: Aye Aye?
Curly: Aye Aye
[Moe pokes Curly in the eyes]
Curly: Aiee! Aiee!
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References The Notorious Lone Wolf (1946) See more »

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One of the weaker Three Stooges short with Curly
11 July 2001 | by (Naperville, Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

As most shorts with Curly when he was sick, this was pretty weak. The plot deals with the Stooges telling their adopted son a flashback story of who his real mother is, and how they found him. Not only was the plot weak (the "baby" theme was never one of the Stooges' stronger recurring themes). What's really strange about this is that Larry and Curly's roles appear to have been switched. Larry is the star of the short and gets most of the attention and lines, and Curly hardly has any lines and is pushed into the background. This was strange - it's usually the other way around. I'm guessing Larry and Curly's roles were switched because Curly wasn't up to following the original script. While Larry has some funny lines here, I don't think that he can really carry a short by himself. He's a lot funnier as the middleman, and he's had better shorts where he's shined (FUELIN' AROUND for example), and a lack of Curly in this short is too noticeable. Not a great short.


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