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A Plumbing We Will Go (1940)

To escape the police, the Stooges pose as plumbers contracted to fix a mansion's plumbing, which inevitably causes destructive chaos.


Del Lord


Elwood Ullman (story)




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


To escape the police, the stooges pose as plumbers and are hired to fix a leak in a fancy mansion. They wind up crossing the electrical system with the plumbing and generally ruin the place. One memorable scene has the lady of the house tuning into a television broadcast from Niagara Falls as a torrent of water pours from the set. To escape the wrath of the homeowners the stooges escape through a magicians trap door. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Comedy | Short


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Production number 462. See more »


When Curly is building pipes in the bathroom to stop the flow of water while standing in the bathtub, you can see the entire tub filled with water, in one shot. it is not possible for someone to take a shower with the drain plug in. See more »


Butler: There You are! I called You Plumbers an Hour ago, now go inside and fix that Leak, before it gets any worse!
Curly: Hey, who told You we're Plumbers?
[to Moe and Larry]
Curly: How do You like that Guy...
[See's Officer Kelly riding a Bicycle looking around for them]
Curly: Uh... weer Plumbers!
Moe: Three of the best plumbers that ever plumbed a plum!
Curly: woop woop woop woop woop!
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Remake of Plumbing for Gold (1934) See more »

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A Lead-Pipe Cinch: This Is One Of The Stooges Funniest
4 December 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is hilarious right from the opening scene when the boys are in court and beat the rap for being in "Miss Throttlebottom's chicken coop." They deny the charge and the judge lets them go. Curly doffs his cap and chicken feathers fly everywhere, but they are still free men! The very next scene they are outside of a pet shot with a fishing pole and net, snaring a fish from a fishbowl. "Oh, look, a "barra-cutie!," says Curly as a big fish is nabbed.

This insanity goes on and on with the same cop who wanted to prosecute them hot on their trail. To avoid him, they grab a truck, stop somewhere in the suburbs and out comes a butler saying, "Where have you guys been? We called for the plumbers an hour ago?" They look at the truck, shrug their shoulders and go inside to "fix" the plumbing problems.

No sense going into all the disasters that ensue, inside and outside the house.....but these guys can wreck a house in no time. A highlight is the black cook who provides some great double-takes. This is a great episode and real classic of The Three Stooges.

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Release Date:

19 April 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Водопроводчиками мы пойдём See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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