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3 May 1951 (USA) See more »
The nonsense kings take the census - the hard way (One-sheet poster). See more »
The stooges become census takers and wind up in the apartment of a lady whose husband is both jealous and a knife thrower... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Great Three Stooges short! See more (4 total) »


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Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Jean Willes ... Lucy Wyckoff
Dick Curtis ... Mr. Wycoff

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Felix Adler 

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
Cinematography by
Fayte M. Browne  (as Fayte Browne)
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant  (as Edwin Bryant)
Art Direction by
Charles Clague 
Other crew
Hurley Breen .... stand-in: Shemp Howard (uncredited)
Charlie Cross .... stand-in: Larry Fine (uncredited)
Johnny Kascier .... stand-in: Moe Howard (uncredited)

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USA:16 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
USA:Approved (PCA #14643)

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Production number 4158.See more »
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.
Shemp, Larry: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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Spoofs What's the Matador? (1942)See more »


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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Great Three Stooges short!, 2 August 2004
Author: Movie Nuttball from U.S.A.

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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