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Muscle Up a Little Closer (1957)

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It was great seeing that gorgeous Tiny ray squash Elmo Drake. Go Tiny



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Complete credited cast:
Joe (as Joe)
Larry (as Larry)
Moe (as Moe)
Maxine Gates ...
Tiny Ray
Harriette Tarler ...
Mary Brown
Ruth Godfrey ...
May Trent
Matt Murphy ...
Elmo Drake


Joe is engaged but can't get married until he recovers the engagement ring which has disappeared. The stooges suspect the ring was stolen by Elmo, a beefy bully, who works at the same factory they do. They confront Elmo in the company gym, but he's too tough for them. Fortunately Joe's girl is even tougher, and she gets Elmo to confess and return the ring. Written by Mitch Shapiro <>

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Comedy | Short





Release Date:

28 February 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Builder Uppers  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)
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The first instance where Moe does not have his bowl-style haircut and Larry does not have his frizzy halo of hair. See more »


Moe: This is a man's job.
Larry: Where will we find one?
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References The Story of Seabiscuit (1949) See more »

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Maxine Gates is the perfect woman
30 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Maxine Gates is the perfect woman, A Perfect 20 on a scale of 1-10. She's Strong, eats like a horse, Dresses well, Lifts heavy weight like an animal and seems fun to be with. Every woman should be like her. I've always loved big woman like that. They can have all those skinny girls. She can break any man in two.

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