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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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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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Edited from Mooching Through Georgia (1939) See more »

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Not one of the funnier shorts
20 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

I remember that in my teens that this was one of my favorite shorts but when I watched this short again recently, I thought that the short was good but not a classic, it does have its highs and lows, the highs was Curly seemed to be in decent health in this short and the ending was a hoot, the lows was Moe's wraths were pretty limited (cause half the times Moe would just not do anything to Larry and Curly) and the plot was pretty weak, overall it's one of the better shorts from Curly's decline period but it falls short of most of the early 1940's stooge shorts. 7/10 (would've been 5/10 if this was a Shemp short).


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