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All the World's a Stooge (1941)

Approved | | Comedy , Short | 16 May 1941 (USA)
Three bumbling window washers are mistaken for dentists and run amok at an affair in the home of a rich socialite.

Director:

Del Lord

Writers:

John Grey (screenplay), John Grey (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Lelah Tyler ... Lotta Bullion
Emory Parnell ... Ajax Bullion (as Emery Parnell)
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Storyline

The stooges are window washers who lose their jobs after Moe impersonates the dentist in whose office they were cleaning. On the run, they are hired by a millionaire to pose as children. It seems the man's wife wants to adopt some refugees to impress her society friends. Moe is Johnny, Curly is Frankie and Larry is Mabel. Everything goes fairly well as the lady shows off the stooges to her friends, but they finally irritate her husband so much that he goes after them with an ax. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Mundo Esta Chiflado See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The painting on the wall in the dining room scene is "Interior of a Roman palace, obelisk beyond" by Hubert Robert. See more »

Goofs

When Curly says the line "Think we'll have to blast." You can see that Emory Parnell is losing his grip with the piece of cement in his mouth and it moves to the mouth's edge, so there would be no reason to blast it out. See more »

Quotes

Party Guest: How's your cold?
Curly: Oh, pretty good, but I still don't smell so good.
Party Guest: I'll say.
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Connections

References The Strong Man (1926) See more »

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Wild & Wacky Is Right!
22 February 2008 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is another wild and wacky Three Stooges from their Columbia Pictures days. Although it was now 1941, this one still had the zany look and feel of the '30s episodes. In other words, it was pure lunacy and fun to watch.

In just 17 minutes, the boys go from window washers to dentists to refugee children in little kids' outfits (which you have to see to believe!) Along the way, you get tons of slapstick gags and totally outrageous behavior, with credibility stretched the max. The latter was perhaps never more so than this Stooges story because everyone believes these 40-year-old guys are six-year-old!

There are a lot of familiar faces in this one, people who played in a number of Three Stooges shorts, and they are all fun to watch. Emory Parnell was especially good as "Ajax." Richard Fisk, who plays the dentist ("Dr. I. Yankum") is best remembered as an Army drill sergeant who the Stooges drove nuts in a couple of episodes.

The dentist scenes, by the way, will make you squirm. The sound effects are incredible. It is "Marathon Man" but with laughs!


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