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Disorder in the Court (1936)

Unrated | | Short, Comedy, Crime | 30 May 1936 (USA)
The stooges are witnesses at a trial where their friend, a dancer at a nightclub where they are musicians, is accused of murder. The stooges manage to disrupt the proceedings but save the ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack White (as Preston Black)

Writers:

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

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

The stooges are witnesses at a trial where their friend, a dancer at a nightclub where they are musicians, is accused of murder. The stooges manage to disrupt the proceedings but save the day when they discover the real murderer's identity. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Short | Comedy | Crime | Family

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Disorder in the Courtroom 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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Trivia

"Preston Black" is the pseudonym of Jules White's older brother and fellow producer/director Jack White. See more »

Goofs

In the close-up of the police officer trying to shut off the firehose, it clearly shows the fixture already off and in the officer's hand. He's just turning his hand to make it look as though he's trying to shut it off. See more »

Quotes

Defense attorney: [holding the murder weapon] The action on this pistol is so hard, it would take the strength of a mule to pull the trigger!
[hands the pistol to Curly]
Defense attorney: Go ahead!
Curly: I'm no mule!
Moe: No! Your ears are too short!
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Alternate Versions

Not only is the 2005 Fox release of Disorder in the Court colorized, it is also the only version to feature sound effects for the eye pokes. All other versions, whether released by Columbia or public domain, never used sound effects for the eye pokes. See more »

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Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Ach! Du lieber Augustin.
Written by Marx Augustin
Performed by Larry and Curley on Moe when he swallowed his harmonica by accident
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One of the funniest Curly shorts ever!
4 April 2004 | by NYGuy322See all my reviews

Before I begin, i'd like to give a message to this chowderhead fellow.

Dude, get a life, this whole gimmick that you hate everything you've reviewed here is really pathetic.

With that out of the way, I must say of all of the Curly Shorts, this one is the funniest (with Punch Drunks coming in a close second). His "take off your hat" routine always has me in stitches. I recomend this short to any Stooge fan who has unfortunately never seen it or to any person who just wants to laugh!

other recommended Curly shorts: Punch Drunks, Violence is the Word for Curly, Three Little Pirates, and We Want our Mummy


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