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Stop! Look! and Laugh! (1960)

Approved | | Comedy | 1 July 1960 (USA)
Paul Winchell is trying to tell stories to Knucklehead and Jerry Mahoney who of course are his ventriloquist props. But the Three Stooges keep inserting themselves into his tales giving them a different interpretation.

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Moe (archive footage)
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Larry (archive footage)
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Curly (archive footage)
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Himself - Ventriloquist
Jerry Mahoney ...
Himself - Ventriloquist's Dummy
Knucklehead Smiff ...
Himself - Ventriloquist's Dummy
Joe Bolton ...
Officer Joe (as Officer Joe Boilton)
The Marquis Chimps ...
Themselves - Trained Chimps
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Paul Winchell is trying to tell stories to Knucklehead and Jerry Mahoney who of course are his ventriloquist props. But the Three Stooges keep inserting themselves into his tales giving them a different interpretation.

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The greatest clowns on the screen in their funniest fun hit ever! See more »

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1 July 1960 (USA)  »

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Detente, mira y riete  »

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Filmed at The 20th Century Fox Film studios on 10th Ave. in NYC. See more »

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When Paul tells Jerry to go to bed he says it's almost 10 o' clock; then a few minutes later when the party next door starts, he says it's 2 in the morning. See more »

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Paul Winchell: [trying to teach Knucklehead some basic arithmetic] Put one finger up. What do you have?
Ventriloquist Dummy: One.
Paul Winchell: Now put another finger up. What do you have?
Ventriloquist Dummy: Eleven.
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Edited from Violent Is the Word for Curly (1938) See more »

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STOP! LOOK! AND LAUGH!
Lyrics by Stanley Styne
Music by George Duning
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Could've been better.
15 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

STOP! LOOK! AND LAUGH! was a compilation film linking ten of their shorts together. The film is okay, but The Three Stooges aren't shown enough. And the background music added into the film is not even funny, it's more serious.

This is the basic plot. At the beginning, Paul Winchell tells his dummy, Jerry Mahoney, how the world began (features a clip of the stooges as monkeys) and he talks about how water came, the the stooges are shown floating down the river in footage from HOW HIGH IS UP? From here, we get the whole construction worker scenes.

Then he tells Jerry the story of three gas station worker, and we see them in footage from VIOLENT IS THE WORD FOR CURLY, the only stooge short to have a stooge name in it. We do new footage after the stooges fall in the lake.

Then Paul Winchell talks about Jerry as a baby, and then hears a real one crying, in footage from SOCK-A-BYE BABY. Then we get a basically complete version of that short.

Paul checks on his car, and we see garage footage from HIGHER THAN A KITE. They do new footage after the parts fall out of the car. After that, Paul tells Jerry about Mexico (footage from WHAT'S THE MATADOR?).

Then he calls the hospital after Jerry fakes getting sick, and we see all the footage from CALLING ALL CURS. Then Jerry watches a western TV show, and we see chase scenes from GOOFS AND SADDLES.

Then Paul calls the plumbers to fix the sink, and we see parts of MICRO-PHONIES and A-PLUMBING WE WILL GO. And then we see a terribly long scene with Paul telling Jerry the story of Cinderella, acted by chimps.

The film ends with scenes of HALF-WITS HOLIDAY and Paul trying to end the party. Most of the film was good. Without the music, the Cinderella scenes, and cut-down sequences with Paul and Jerry, this would be a major hit!

*** out of 4 stars.


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