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Hold That Lion! (1947)

The stooges are tricked out of their inheritance by Icabob Slipp, a crooked lawyer. The boys follow Slipp onto a passenger train and corner him, but not before they accidentally let a lion ... See full summary »

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The stooges are tricked out of their inheritance by Icabob Slipp, a crooked lawyer. The boys follow Slipp onto a passenger train and corner him, but not before they accidentally let a lion loose on the train. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The Lion and the Louse  »

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Curly Howard had suffered a series of strokes in 1945 that forced him to leave the team. His cameo (as the man asleep on the train - with long hair and a clothespin on his nose) was intended by brother Moe Howard as a morale booster, but Curly never made another movie. See more »

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On the side of Slipp's office door after he knocks out Larry. See more »

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Moe: Say, what's another word for "scrutiny"?
Shemp: Scrutiny.
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Edited into Tricky Dicks (1953) See more »

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Hold That Lion! is notable as the only time brothers Moe, Shemp, and Curly appeared together
23 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

Just watched this unique Three Stooges short on YouTube. What's so unique about this one, you say? Well, if you've read the comments here or are familiar with Stooges history, this is the only time all three Howard brothers-Moe, Shemp, and Curly-appeared in the same scene together. I also believe the same film together. Anyway, Curly has a funny cameo as a passenger in a train with a derby on his head and a clothespin on his nose. When the boys lift the pin, Curly goes into his patented snore and "woo woos"! The rest was hilarious as well especially with the title animal causing havoc with the boys and scaring an African-American porter played by Dudley Dickerson though one may pause a little bit before laughing since that was a stereotype of that race at the time. Throw in Emil Sitka as the Stooges attorney and Kenneth MacDonald as the one who attempts to steal their inheritance and you've got one classic Stooge short! So yes, I highly recommend Hold That Lion!


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