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Ants in the Pantry (1936)

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)

Writers:

Al Giebler (story), Al Giebler (screenplay)
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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 Douglas Gerrard ... Lord Stoke Pogis
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pardon My Ants See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Clara Kimball Young began making movies at the Vitagraph studios in Brooklyn in 1909. At about the same time, one of the neighborhood boys, named Moses Harry Horwitz, began hanging around the studio where he would perform errands. That boy later went by the stage name Moe Howard. See more »

Quotes

Moe: [Larry has a bear trap to carry on the Stooges way to the mansion]
[to Larry]
Moe: Hey, what's with the bear trap?
Larry: You never know when we will meet up with a bear.
Moe: Well, meet my bare hand!
[slap]
Moe: Get out!
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Great one!
9 August 2005 | by Movie NuttballSee all my reviews

The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is the all time funniest comedy team!

This is one of My favorite Three Stooges shorts with Curly! All Appearing in this short are Clara Kimball Young, Douglas Gerrard, Lynton Brent, Bobby Burns, Phyllis Crane, Lew Davis, Charles Dorety, Idalyn Dupre, Harrison Greene, Althea Henley, Bud Jamison, Isabel La Mal, Eddie Laughton, Stella LeSaint, Helen Martinez, and James C. Morton! This one is so hilarious! Curly has a great performance here and in My opinion its one of his best. There are two others similar like this one called Pest Man Wins and Termites of 1938! I strongly recommend all three of these Three Stooges shorts!


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