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Half-Wits Holiday (1947)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  9 January 1947 (USA)
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A professor seeks to prove his theories about environment versus heredity by turning three boorish plumbers into gentlemen.

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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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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 »

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Party Guest: You disgraceful vagabond!
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So Long Curly, It Was Fun While It Lasted,
16 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the last Three Stooges short that had Curly as the Third Stooge, so long Curly, it was fun while it lasted, and it was really nice knowing you.

But despite the fact that this is the last short with Curly, this is a really hysterical installment for the Three Stooges! I noticed that this short is a remake of Hoi Polloi, and in my opinion, while Hoi Polloi was really hysterical as well, this short is surprisingly better than the original! Curly's final short is one that is really filled with laughs! The Three Stooges are really the most hysterical comedy trio of them all! The best comedy duo are Abbott and Costello, but the best trio are The Three Stooges!

I was surprised at how Curly still was able to pull this off greatly, because at this time, he was really suffering a lot of strokes. But despite all of his stokes, Curly still was able to pull it of exceptionally well! So for your last short Curly, you passed with flying colors!

If Curly's last appearance doesn't get you laughing, then probably the pie fight at the end will! The shorts that have the pie fights at the end of them are usually really laughable! Because pies are usually requirements with the Three Stooges, then you really are going to be laughing!

Overall, this short is really hysterical!

10/10


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