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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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Joe (as Joe)
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Moe (as Moe)
Maxine Gates ...
Tiny Ray
Harriette Tarler ...
Mary Brown
Ruth Godfrey ...
May Trent
Matt Murphy ...
Elmo Drake
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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 <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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28 February 1957 (USA)  »

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Builder Uppers  »

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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 »

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Moe: This is a man's job.
Larry: Where will we find one?
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References Medic (1954) See more »

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Maxine Gates as Tiny is awesome

Maxine Gates as Tiny Ray is awesome. It was great to see a real woman without weight issues like Tiny toss Elmo around like a rag. She finished what most men couldn't and beat the rats out of some Gym Bully. She beat him without any effort with her pure gorgeous heft and still she wasn't tired, Tiny just kept getting Bigger, Stronger, Tougher and meaner without trying. She made it look so easy. The bed crushing scene when she squashed Larry under the bed beneath the springs was great. Tiny is as strong as ever when she military pressed the Barbell overhead with such ease, Most men don't lift like that anywhere. Check out her size, She's twice as big as Joe and much bigger and tougher and stronger than Elmo. And then she beat Elmo within an inch of his life. Tiny finished Off what most men couldn't. Go Tiny. Maxine Gates is the Biggest and Best


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