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Ants in the Pantry (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 6 February 1936 (USA)
The stooges are pest exterminators who drum up business by planting vermin in a ritzy mansion where a party is going on. They are hired, but must pose as guests to work unobserved. They ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack White (as Preston Black)

Writer:

Al Giebler (story and screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curley)
Clara Kimball Young ... Mrs. Beulah Burlap
Douglas Gerrard ... Lord Stoke Pogis
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The stooges are pest exterminators who drum up business by planting vermin in a ritzy mansion where a party is going on. They are hired, but must pose as guests to work unobserved. They ruin a piano and generally make a mess of the party, but the hostess passes them off as vaudeville comedians and they are invited to join the guests on a fox hunt. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Three assorted nuts...driving you bugs with laughter!

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Comedy | Short

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Production number 218. See more »

Goofs

Its the larvae of moths that eat fabric, not the adult moths so Moe releasing moths into the wardrobe would not have caused the damage to the clothes inside. Even if the moths laid eggs, the damage would not have been caused so quickly. See more »

Quotes

A. Mouser: Where are those three loafers?
Mouser's secretary: They're in there, talking politics.
A. Mouser: Politics?
Mouser's secretary: Yeah, I just heard one of them say, "Let's have a New Deal".
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Followed by Termites of 1938 (1938) See more »

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Top-notch Stooge nonsense
13 June 2003 | by jimtinderSee all my reviews

The boys play exterminators whose jobs are threatened unless they drum up some business. Invading a swank party, they proceed to litter the mansion with mice, moths, and ants. Hired by the mansion matriarch (Clara Kimball Young) to clean up the place, the Stooges are dressed in fox hunting outfits to match her guest's clothes. Will the Stooges finish the job despite themselves?

"Ants in the Pantry" offers top-notch Stooge nonsense with pleasant results. The "Cossack Dance" is offered in a Stooge film for the first time. This dance occurs when someone gets something down their back. In this case, a party guest gets a mouse down their shirt collar, and he leaps and wails. The Stooges, thinking he's dancing, begin clapping their hands in unison and dancing around in their own maniacal way. The "Cossack Dance" is seen in several of their films over the series' long run.

An early classic. 9 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pardon My Ants See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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