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Three Little Pigskins (1934)

The stooges are mistaken by a gangster for the "Three Horsemen of Boulder Dam", famous football players. Hired to play for his team, they blow the big game and get it in the end. Lucille Ball has a nice part as a gun moll.

Director:

Ray McCarey (as Raymond McCarey)

Writers:

Felix Adler (story), Griffin Jay (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Curly Howard ... Curley (as Curley)
Lucille Ball ... Daisy Simms
Gertie Green Gertie Green ... Lulu Banks
Phyllis Crane Phyllis Crane ... Molly Gray
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Storyline

The Stooges are beggars in suits. They are hired to advertise the upcoming game at Boulder Dam in football uniforms, when they are mistaken for 3 great players by a gambler. But the trio can't turn down the big $ offer. Written by Patrick Lin <pjustinl@worldnet.att.net>

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Watch 'em carry gloom offside - and goal you with glee!

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Short | Comedy | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hyden Zeeke See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When The Three Stooges as football players pile on to some photographers, director Ray McCarey wanted the Stooges to do the stunt themselves. They refused, saying it was too dangerous and to get stunt men to do it. McCarey assured them they wouldn't be hurt, but they still refused. McCarey got three stunt men to do it, and two of the three, as well as the actors playing the photographers, wound up with broken arms and legs. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning, when we first see Moe Howard, he falls in next to a passing pedestrian to ask for "a dime for a hamburger". The shadow of the boom mic following them can be seen on the sidewalk. See more »

Quotes

Joe Stacks: Do you guys want to play football for me?
[takes out wad of money]
Joe Stacks: [Moe and Larry nod. Curley shakes his head no]
Curley: We can't play football.
Joe Stacks: Oh, I get it... You're afraid of losing your amateur status, right?
[the Three Stooges look behind them]
Joe Stacks: That's all right, I'll protect you guys.
Joe Stacks: [waves money at them] Listen... no one will ever see you play... no one will ever hear to play... we'll play behind closed doors. Well, what do you say?
[They all go to take the money]
Moe: Spread out!
[...]
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Some Very Funny Moments
19 June 2001 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This is a Three Stooges short comedy that starts and ends a little slowly, but in between there are some hilarious moments. It starts when the three are pan-handling on a college campus, and get mistaken for the school's three star football players. They are then hired by a group of gangsters to play for a professional team, with predictable results. The funniest parts are in the middle of the film, when the Stooges are in the apartment where the gangsters and their girls (which include a very young Lucille Ball) hang out. "Three Little Pigskins" may not be one of the Stooges' best, but it's still pretty good.


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