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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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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 »

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Curly: [to Professor Quackenbush as they rehearse eating an invisible dinner] "Pardon me, what are we eating now?"
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References Pygmalion (1937) See more »

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Good Three Stooges short! A classic!
4 July 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is the all time funniest comedy team!

This Three Stooges short is a very good one. This was Curly's last short but he did a good job. Vernon Dent, the very lovely Barbara Slater, Theodore Lorch, Symona Boniface, Helen Dickson, Johnny Kascier, Emil Sitka, Al Thompson, and Victor Travers are in this one. I believe the beautiful Christine McIntyre is also in this with a believe it or not very dark hair color! There is a remake with Joe Besser called Pies and Guys which is pretty good. This maybe Curly's last one but its a good one to watch!


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