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A professor plays Pygmalion to three bumbling garbagemen and tries to turn them into gentlemen.

Director:

Del Lord

Writers:

Felix Adler (story), Felix Adler (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Curly Howard ... Curley (as Curley)
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Storyline

A professor bets that he can turn the stooges into gentlemen. After many attempts to teach them etiquette, he brings them to a fancy society party. The stooges new found manners don't last very long, and the party quickly degenerates. By the end, the other guests have adopted stooge-like behavior and the stooges leave as gentlemen. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Meet the new darlings of society

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gentalha See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

There are still photos from scenes which were cut. One shows Moe Howard, Curly Howard and Larry Fine parking their garbage truck to attend the fancy dress ball. Another, which was used as the VHS box cover, shows Larry Fine and Curly Howard cutting a stuck trashcan off of Moe Howard's head. See more »

Goofs

When the spring is attached to Curly and Professor Nichols' behinds, you can also see a string inside of it. See more »

Quotes

Moe: [reading] "See the deer. Has the deer any doe?"
Curly: Yeah, two bucks!
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Alternate Versions

A 2004 computer-colorized version was created, but not given a normal "Three Stooges set" release. As of now, it is only available as an extra feature on the DVD of the 2004 film . See more »

Connections

Edited into In the Sweet Pie and Pie (1941) See more »

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Decent Stooge short
25 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Hoi Holloi (1935)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Trading Places for its day finds two rich men making a bet that one can turn some bums into smart gentlemen. The three men turn out to be the Three Stooges and they get their shot at a fancy party. There are some good laughs here including a scene where Larry loses his shoe on the dance floor but overall this is a pretty standard short. I did notice that the sound effects were heavily used here for the first time.

Now available on Columbia's 2-disc set, which features over 20 shorts, all digitally remastered.


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