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Don't Throw That Knife (1951)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Short  |  3 May 1951 (USA)
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The stooges become census takers and wind up in the apartment of a lady whose husband is both jealous and a knife thrower. When the husband arrives home, the boys try to hide, but are ... See full summary »

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The stooges become census takers and wind up in the apartment of a lady whose husband is both jealous and a knife thrower. When the husband arrives home, the boys try to hide, but are discovered, and after dodging some knives, leave on the run. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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3 May 1951 (USA)  »

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Noncensus Takers  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Production number 4158. See more »

Quotes

Larry: What does your husband do?
Lucy Wyckoff: He's an expert in legerdemain.
Larry: Legerdemain. Oh, a bookkeeper.
Lucy Wyckoff: No, he's a prestidigitator.
Shemp: Oh, a pants presser?
Moe: Are you guys ignorant? Didn't you hear the lady say? He presses refrigerators.
ShempLarry: Oh!
Lucy Wyckoff: No, no, no. We do an illusion act in vaudeville. He's a magician. He makes things disappear.
Shemp: I got an uncle who can make things disappear.
Moe: Is he a magician?
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Making sense of the census
16 September 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

As this 3 Stooges short subject came out in 1951 the 1950 census would have been over and done with. I'm familiar with how census takers are hired, it's a patronage boom for the administration in charge at the time. Moe, Larry, and Shemp must have been fine Democrats and supporters of Harry Truman to get these positions. And believe me sometimes those hired aren't far above the level of the 3 Stooges.

The guys have been hired as census takers and obviously their supervisor felt that three were needed at once to get the needed information. Usually census takers work solo, but what's the fun in that?

So the first apartment they come to is that of Jean Willes and her husband, movie western villain Dick Curtis. They're show business performers with a magic act. Their time before a fun house mirror is amusing, but the real fun starts when Curtis comes home and Willes flees because Curtis is a jealous man.

Curtis who played some mean villains has a great sense of comedy and gets as many laughs as the boys.

One of the best of the short subjects with Shemp.


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