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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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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This short marked the debut of Emil Sitka (who plays Sappington the butler) in short from The Three Stooges. He is one of the very few stooge foils to appear in a Stooges short featuring Curly Howard, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser and Joe DeRita. See more »

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After Moe hits Mr. Sedletz in the stomach with a hammer. He's seen clutching it, but in the next shot, his hands are on his sides. See more »

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Party Guest: You disgraceful vagabond!
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Remake of Hoi Polloi (1935) See more »

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Hard to take at face value...
14 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Taken at face value, without knowledge of the history behind it, this is a lot of fun. The dining table & reading scenes are among the funniest Stooge bits I've ever seen, and the latter includes what has to be the strangest Stooge quote ever: "Tar yetridy eeth say. Glug zap snorglotz ramitz. Ronissance kibbaertz..."

The problem is, this is hard to take at face value. Even if one didn't know about Curly's career-ending stroke while filming this, one has to wonder why his character never comes back after walking off to go sit down -- his absence from the rest of the film is obvious and makes no sense.

This was just the beginning of what was clearly a hard period for Larry & Moe. It's hard to imagine them having to be funny on film for the next several years while seeing Curly waste away, or during 1956 having to pretend the late Shemp was still filming with them. Knowing these parts of their history can really overshadow the humor of some of their films.


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