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A Ducking They Did Go (1939)

Con men hire the Stooges to sell memberships to a phony duck hunting club.

Director:

Del Lord

Writer:

Andrew Bennison (original 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 tricked by some con men into selling memberships to a phony duck hunting club. To the amazement of the con men, they sell all the memberships to the police department. When the bad guys skip town, the stooges are stuck at a duck-less lake with a lodge full of cops and plenty of trouble ahead. Moe and Larry stall the cops with duck decoys while Curly searches for some real ducks. The boys think their troubles are solved when Curly returns with a whole flock, but it turns out the ducks belong to local farmer and the boys leave in a hail of buckshot. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Never Duck a Duck See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where the police officer is chasing the Three Stooges down a sidewalk, the "HOLLYWOODLAND" sign (later changed to the current "HOLLYWOOD") is clearly visible in the background. See more »

Goofs

When the Stooges are trying to sell a membership to the man in the hallway, Culry tugs the lapel of his jacket and tears it off. In the next shot, the man's left sleeve is missing before he and Moe tear the rest of the jacket. See more »

Quotes

Moe: Your troubles are over. Here we are!
Larry: Three of the best salesmen that ever sailed!
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Connections

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You'll Never Know Just What Tears Are
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Written by Ted Healy
Performed by Bud Jamison, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard
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Excellent Three Stooges short with Curly!
19 October 2004 | 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 My favorite Stooges shorts with Curly is none other than A-Ducking They Did Go! All appearing in this short are Lynton Brent, Vernon Dent, Bud Jamison, Cy Schindell, Victor Travers! There are so many funny parts here and the singing scene is really neat. This is a very hilarious short and I recommend it!


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