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Cuckoo on a Choo Choo (1952)

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Larry and Shemp are living in a stolen railroad car. Larry wants to marry his girlfriend, but she won't consent until Shemp marries her sister. Shemp however, is constantly drunk and in ... See full summary »

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Moe / Voice of Radio Newscaster (as Moe)
Patricia Wright ...
Lenora
Victoria Horne ...
Roberta
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Larry and Shemp are living in a stolen railroad car. Larry wants to marry his girlfriend, but she won't consent until Shemp marries her sister. Shemp however, is constantly drunk and in love with "Carry", an imaginary giant canary. Moe is an investigator from the railroad, sent to discover how the car was stolen from a moving train. Moe is also in love with Shemp's girl. Shemp winds up with both women, but still prefers his imaginary canary. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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4 December 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Train Called Schmow  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Considered one of the worst entries in the series, this film was a favorite of Larry. See more »

Quotes

Lenora: How will drinking cure your red nose?
Shemp: Drink 'til it turns blue!
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Spoofs Harvey (1950) See more »

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Bizarre Stooge short.
10 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The whole time of this short is spent in a stopped railroad car, and that's pretty much how the comedy is too. This is a "minimalist" Stooge short because there are no scene changes, no varied support cast, no foils like Vernon Dent to run up against, and the Stooges are all playing separate characters, not a team. Shemp plays a drunk through out the whole time, which wears thin after about five minutes. I don't know what Larry's position is in all this mess, and Moe is gruff as always as a detective. None of this gels. It's as if Chaplin or Orson Welles were directing this as an experimental film, and they had their goof ups too. This short it totally miss able.


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