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Tricky Dicks (1953)

The stooges are policemen on the trail of a murderer. They unsuccessfully interrogate an Italian organ grinder, among other suspects, and then catch the bad guy after a gun fight that nearly destroys the police station.

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Antonio Zucchini Salami Gorgonzola dePizza
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The stooges are policemen on the trail of a murderer. They unsuccessfully interrogate an Italian organ grinder, among other suspects, and then catch the bad guy after a gun fight that nearly destroys the police station.

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7 May 1953 (USA)  »

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Cop and Bull Story  »

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Trivia

This was Benny Rubin's first appearance in a Stooge short. See more »

Goofs

When the 2nd bowling falls onto the Thrill Killer's head, it bounces exactly the way a real bowling ball wouldn't . See more »

Quotes

[Shemp is banging his head on the desk as part as his 'thinking' method]
Shemp: I've got it! A terrific headache.
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Connections

Edited from Hold That Lion! (1947) See more »

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Funny, yes. But not their best.
13 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From the start, this looks like something that was maybe intended for a guest shot on the Frank Sinatra Show or something else of the time. Why? The whole short has only one scene, the police station. The gags are all there but disjointed because of a lack of any story or plot. Granted, the Stooges didn't use much plot or story to begin with but when it gets this "thin", it's very noticeable. This looks like one that was just "rushed through" in order to meet contractual obligations. This is nothing new for the boys at Columbia during the 1950's. Skimpy script, poor sets, poor direction and writing. In other words, little or no budget. It's OK but certainly far from being one of their better shorts.


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