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Uncivil War Birds (1946)

After initially joining the Union army, Moe and Larry switch allegiances to their Southern home state and Confederate brother Curley.

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The stooges are civil war soldiers who are constantly changing uniforms to avoid the opposing armies. Eventually they decide to be loyal to the south, but remain disguised as Union soldiers. Curly is detected as a spy, but Moe and Larry prevent his execution. The boys escape with a secret map and marry their three southern belles. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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29 March 1946 (USA)  »

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Three Southern Dumbbells  »

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The usual "Three Blind Mice" theme is replaced by an adaptation of composer Daniel Emmett's Civil War standard "Dixie", which plays over the title credits. See more »

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Padding is visible on Curly's rear end when he falls off the horse. See more »

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Ringa Belle: I know you'll be at least a colonel.
Curly: I'll be more than a colonel - I'll be a corporal. Good-bye!
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Remake of Mooching Through Georgia (1939) See more »

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Decent Stooges Film
30 April 2017 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Uncivil War Birds (1946)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Decent short has Moe, Larry and Curly getting engaged but before they can plan the wedding the Civil War breaks out. Moe and Larry sign up to fight for the North but Curly signs for the South. Moe and Curly decide to switch sides but they must try and avoid other soldiers who have taken over the city.

UNCIVIL WAR BIRDS isn't the greatest Stooges short out there but there are enough laughs to make it worth sitting through if you're a fan of the series. If you're new to The Three Stooges then this isn't the place to start. With that said, this short has a few very funny moments thanks in large part to Curly and his comic timing. There are some great moments where his dumbness leaves everyone around him going nuts. The scene with the firing squad is a perfect example. The material itself isn't the greatest and while there aren't any huge laughs there's still enough to make this worth sitting through.


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