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Movie Maniacs (1936)

The stooges arrive in Hollywood hoping to make it in the movie business ("There must be a couple a hundred guys in Hollywood who don't know anything about making movies, three more ain't ... See full summary »

Director:

Del Lord

Writer:

Felix Adler (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Curly Howard ... Curley Howard (as Curley)
Mildred Harris ... Leading Lady
Kenneth Harlan ... Leading Man
Bud Jamison ... Fuller Rath
Harry Semels Harry Semels ... Cecil Z. Swinehardt - Director
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Storyline

The stooges arrive in Hollywood hoping to make it in the movie business ("There must be a couple a hundred guys in Hollywood who don't know anything about making movies, three more ain't gonna make any difference".) They sneak into a movie studio where they are mistaken for three new executives who were due to arrive. after taking over production of a movie, causing the director and cast to walk off, Moe takes over as director, with Larry and Curly as the leading man and lady. When the real executives send a telegram explaining why they haven't arrived, the stooges must leave on the run. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

G-A-G Men See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Production #213. See more »

Goofs

When one of Curly Howard's hotcakes gets stuck on the ceiling, a crew member's hand can be seen throwing the cake upwards. See more »

Quotes

Leading Man: I quit!
Moe: Oh yeah, you're fired!
Curly: You can't fire him
Moe: Why not?
Curly: Cause he quit!
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Alternate Versions

In the 90s era Columbia VHS release and some older TV versions, one scene is cut out, specifically when the Stooges attempt to show a believable on-screen kiss. Moe initially tries to show how to give a good-looking kiss to a showgirl. However, he gets shy, and barely pecks her on the cheek. He calls it the "hit-and-run" type. Larry then tries the dramatic bend-over technique, but the more he bends forward, the more the girl's head pulls back. Then, it's Curly's turn to go. He calls his kiss a "sacrifice". However, before he can give said kiss, the showgirl grabs him and says "Oh, Mr. Howard!" and pulls him over and gives him a huge kiss, making Curly pass out. Moe and Larry then pull him up, hit him, and the scene resumes. Considering the print damage that goes along with this scene, it seems like it may have been an error based on the change from reel #1 to reel #2. Thankfully the scene was kept intact when Columbia/Sony restored the shorts in high definition around 2007. See more »

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Featured in The Lady with the Torch (1999) See more »

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Movie Maniacs!
8 February 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!

One of the most unique Three Stooges shorts is Movie Maniacs. In this short are Bud Jamison, Harry Semels, Mildred Harris, Kenneth Harlan, and Heinie Conklin. The acting by these actors are good especially by Jamison and Semels. There are many funny scenes here that I think most Three Stooges fans will love! In My opinion this one of the most different Three Stooges shorts. I strongly recommend this one!


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