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Pardon My Backfire (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 15 August 1953 (USA)

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Charles, Escaped Convict
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Algernon, Escaped Convict
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Shiv, Escaped Convict
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The stooges are auto mechanics who need money so they can marry their girls. When some escaped convicts pull into their garage, the boys manage to capture them and use the reward money to marry their sweethearts. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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15 August 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De tre træmænd som mekanikere  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.85 : 1
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Production number 4212. See more »

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Obvious wire visible on cake when it is thrown. See more »

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Shemp: [about a customer's car] You know, I think they hit something.
Moe: Listen, every time you think, you weaken the nation.
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Oh! Susanna
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Written by Stephen Foster
Phonograph record played by Larry
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Funny short
28 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a pretty funny short, Moe throwing a knife into Shemp's rear is a hoot! The dinner scene was a little funny, but the "musical food" bit was just plain silly. The part in which the stooges are running their auto-mechanic shop is pretty violent for a stooge short. But it was still pretty funny, and the fight at the end was also great. But they could've spared us the cheesy 3-D, at least the 3-D has improved slightly since the first 3-D stooge short, "Spooks". I highly recommend this short to any three stooges fan.

Grade: B+


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