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Disorder in the Court (1936)

Unrated | | Comedy, Short | 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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Comedy | Short

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 »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first of The Three Stooges shorts released with the new Columbia Pictures logo. See more »

Goofs

The court clerk (James C. Morton) appears to open his mouth early, as Curly launches the bass bow. This is a result of the shot being shown in reverse--the bow was actually in the clerk's mouth first, then pulled away, then the film was shown in reverse. See more »

Quotes

Moe: [to Curly] Grab your ear.
[Curly grabs it]
Moe: Come on!
[Moe grabs Curly's arm, and drags him off]
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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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Disorder in the court!
28 July 2007 | by Little-MikeySee all my reviews

Why Columbia Pictures chose to let this classic fall into public domain while maintaining and renewing its ownership of "Woman Haters" is truly a mystery to me.

The result of Columbia Pictures' not-so-wise logic is that this short has been appearing and reappearing on budget videos and later on budget DVD compilations, usually coupled with "Brideless Grooms" (which was pretty good) and "Malace in the Palace" (which was OK).

This comedy short is truly a classic. The slapstick is non-stop and it is impossible to say who really stole the scenes.

Was it Curly when he took the stand? ("Raise your hand, take off your hat, put your hand here") Or was it Suzanne Kaaren, with her million dollar legs? (Yes, she really had her legs insured for a million dollars.) The Stooges also show off their musical talent which translated to musical comedy. (Did the late great Spike Jones get his idea from this film?) A laugh riot for all...


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