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Hula-La-La (1951)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 1 November 1951 (USA)
The stooges are dance instructors sent by a movie company to a tropical island to teach the natives how to dance so they can appear in a movie. The boys run into trouble with the local ... See full summary »

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Varanu, Witch Doctor
Emil Sitka ...
Mr. Baines
Joy Windsor ...
Kiwana
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The stooges are dance instructors sent by a movie company to a tropical island to teach the natives how to dance so they can appear in a movie. The boys run into trouble with the local witch doctor who wants to add their heads to his collection. The stooges defeat the witch doctor with hand grenades they swipe from a multi-armed idol, and get on with the dancing lessons. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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1.33 : 1
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This was the only Stooge short directed by producer Hugh McCollum. See more »

Quotes

Luana: The witchdoctor is a bad man.
Shemp: You can say that again.
Luana: The witchdoctor is a bad man.
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Lu-Lu
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Composed by Ross DiMaggio and Nico Grigor
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Shemp at his worst.
24 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

HULA-LA-LA is the worst Shemp short I've seen so far. I don't like the plot on this one. There's only one funny line in the whole short. If you want an African stooge short, watch THREE MISSING LINKS or SOME MORE OF SAMOA.

* out of 4 stars.


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