A professor seeks to prove his theories about environment versus heredity by turning three boorish plumbers into gentlemen.

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Prof. Sedletz (as Ted Lorch)
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A professor bets one of his colleagues that he can turn the stooges into gentlemen within 60 days. With the help of his pretty daughter, the professor tries to teach the boys proper etiquette. However, the boys take the chance to flirt with the professor's daughter while learning table etiquette. After many frustrating attempts, he introduces the stooges into society at a fancy party. At first things go all right, but the party soon degenerates into a wild pie fight. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The Stooges' latest she-nanigans. (One-sheet poster).

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9 January 1947 (USA)  »

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No Gents... No Cents  »

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During a break in filming of this short, Curly Howard suffered a stroke, ending his film career (in the first part of the film. shot before the stroke, Curly is obviously in ill health; his movements are slowed considerably, as is his speech, he looks tired and has lost a noticeable amount of weight). When shooting resumed Moe Howard and Larry Fine continued causing the usual mayhem, with no reference to Curly's absence. Curly did have a cameo role in their next film, Hold That Lion! (1947). In that film, he had a full head of hair, for the first time. See more »

Goofs

When Moe and Larry hit Curly in the stomach, a knife actually falls out of his coat too early. See more »

Quotes

Moe: But we're organized.
[holds up a card with the letters AAM on it]
Moe: The Amalgamated Association of Morons. Local six and seven eighths.
MoeCurlyLarry: We are morons! Tried and true! We will do our yell for you!
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Edited into Pest Man Wins (1951) See more »

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I Could cry
30 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For film buffs, you would probably know this was Curly's last official short (though he did appear in a brief cameo in a short called hold that lion). True, it is still funny, but it is still sad to see Curly like this (while shooting the short, he had a stroke and most of his shots were filmed by a double). Not only because a great trio was split up, but because Shemp came in afterwards. No offense to Shemp (really), but Shemp did for the Three stooges what Gus Van Sant did to Psycho. Still, all that aside, this is a funny short, and it is nice to see them. One last time. A


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