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Don't Throw That Knife (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 3 May 1951 (USA)
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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The nonsense kings take the census - the hard way (One-sheet poster). See more »

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Comedy | Short

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3 May 1951 (USA)  »

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Noncensus Takers  »

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1.37 : 1
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Production number 4158. See more »

Quotes

Moe: [Shemp and Larry are pretending to be a couple] Good morning what is your name please?
Shemp: Shempena Howard.
Moe: Well married or single?
Shemp: Married and this is my husband, the rat.
Larry: Cut it out.
Moe: Tell me Sir, have you any children?
Larry: [Larry counts his fingers] No children.
Moe: Where were you born, madam?
Shemp: In the hospital.
Moe: Hospital?
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Crazy Credits

[Opening scene caption] Any resemblance between the Three Stooges and regular human beings is a dirty shame. See more »

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Spoofs What's the Matador? (1942) See more »

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Great Three Stooges short!
2 August 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!

A good Three Stooges short with Shemp! Dick Curtis and Jean Willes performed really good together as a couple. The scenes when The Stooges do their census stuff in the hall is funny. The short has some really funny scenes especially the mirror scenes. Also the scenes when Dick Curtis is doing his stuff is also really good. I recommend this Three Stooges Short!


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