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6 December 1951 (USA) See more »
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The stooges are pest exterminators who drum up business by planting vermin in a ritzy mansion where a party is going on... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Do you see spots in front of your eyes.... See more (6 total) »

Cast

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Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Margie Liszt ... Mrs. Castor
Nanette Bordeaux ... Fifi
Vernon Dent ... Mr. Philander
Emil Sitka ... Meadows
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Ainslee ... Party Guest (archive footage) (uncredited)
Symona Boniface ... Mrs. Smythe-Smythe (archive footage) (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Mary Forbes ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Lion Hunter (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Party Guest (archive footage) (uncredited)
Judy Malcolm ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Al Thompson ... Party Guest (archive footage) (uncredited)
Victor Travers ... Sleeping Party Guest (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules White 
 
Writing credits
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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
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1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Production number 4163.See more »
Quotes:
Moe:[annoyed] Why don't you watch what you're doing?
Shemp:Why don't you do what you're watching?
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Edited into Pies and Guys (1958)See more »

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Do you see spots in front of your eyes...., 23 June 2013
Author: simeon_flake

That's the question that Larry asks Moe after giving him a piece of cheese laced with rat poison. "Pest Man Wins" is a rarity in the fact that it's a remake that tops the original "Ants in the Pantry" with Curly.

Now "Ants" was a very good film in its own right, but here in "Pest" the short moves a bit quicker, the redone gags are a little funnier than they were in the original (see the hilarious "Clap and Dance" routine when Vernon Dent gets a mouse down his shirt) and there's a big pie fight at the end.

If I had one quibble with the film is that maybe Jules White reused a little too much stock footage during the pie fight instead of inserting more new shots of Shemp, but as I said it's only a minor gripe.

"Pest Man Wins" is a first rate job. Fans of the stooges should really enjoy this one.

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