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Punch Drunks (1934)

Moe discovers Curly's unknown boxing talent when he knocks out the Champ at a restaurant when Larry plays "Pop Goes the Weasal" on the violin. Moe becomes Curly's manager, and they win ... See full summary »

Director:

Lou Breslow

Writers:

Jack Cluett (screenplay), Curly Howard (story) (as Jerry Howard) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Curly Howard ... Curley, aka K.O. Stradivarius (as Curley)
Dorothy Granger ... Girl
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Storyline

Moe discovers Curly's unknown boxing talent when he knocks out the Champ at a restaurant when Larry plays "Pop Goes the Weasal" on the violin. Moe becomes Curly's manager, and they win every fight, with the help of Larry. At the championship game, though, Larry's violin breaks. Curly is getting beat down bad when Larry makes his unexpected entrance and helps Curly prevail. Written by Patrick Lin <pjustinl@worldnet.att.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

(A) Symphony of Punches See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The short is notable as being one of the few in which the Stooges are not an established trio at the beginning of the film. See more »

Goofs

In the shot of Mr. McGurn on the ceiling fan, the restaurant door is open; The Three Stooges then open the closed door as they leave. See more »

Quotes

Curley: Every time I hear that Weasel tune, something POPS inside me.
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Connections

Remade as A Hit with a Miss (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

I Thought I Wanted You
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Music by Archie Gottler
[Played during the opening credits]
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Stooges' Best Short
25 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Punch Drunks (1934)

**** (out of 4)

Three Stooges short has the wimpy Curley turning into a mean fighting machine each time he hears Pop Goes the Weasel. This is certainly the best short I've seen from the Stooges and i doubt they made one that was better. The laughs are non-stop from start to finish the violent humor is great throughout as well. The site gags are also pretty good including Larry walking into the bar, pulling his hat off and a part of it remaining on. The boxing match at the end also contains plenty of laughs.


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