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Dutiful But Dumb (1941)

The stooges are photographers for Whack magazine ("If it's a good picture it's out of Whack") who, after messing up an assignment, are sent to the country of Vulgaria to get a picture of a ... See full summary »

Director:

Del Lord

Writer:

Elwood Ullman (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Curly Howard ... Cluck (as Curly)
Larry Fine ... Clack (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Click (as Moe)
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Storyline

The stooges are photographers for Whack magazine ("If it's a good picture it's out of Whack") who, after messing up an assignment, are sent to the country of Vulgaria to get a picture of a death ray gun. In Vulgaria the penalty for taking pictures in is death, and the boys soon wind up in front of a firing squad. Curly's last request is a giant cigar and by the time he's done smoking it all the soldiers are asleep and the stooges make their escape. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Почтительный, но немой See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The scene with Curly Howard getting in a fight with his bowl of clam chowder had to be stopped and restarted several times during filming (watch the tassels on Curly's cap swing and stop) because the crew members were laughing so hysterically at Curly he was also breaking up laughing. See more »

Goofs

The cap Curly wears during the wine tasting has the tassels misaligned before the first sip. Afterward, the tassels are evenly located over both ears. See more »

Quotes

Moe Click: Pardon me, officers. But don't we get a last request?
Curly Cluck: Certainly, this is request night.
Vulgarian Soldier: What do you request?
Moe Click: How about one last smoke?
Vulgarian Soldier: OK. But when the smoke is finished, so are you.
[Curly pulls out a giant cigar; Vulgarian soldier double takes]
Curly Cluck: Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.
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Referenced in Here Come the Co-eds (1945) See more »

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25 March 2000 | by courtad6See all my reviews

This is not one of the best Three Stooges shorts by any means. There are some rather dull moments, and scenes meant to be funny don't really generate many laughs. The premise is a good one: Sending three inept photographers to Vulgaria (a great name for a country) where cameras are forbidden. Unfortunately, they weren't able to pull off as many laughs as in some of their other work. For high quality Stooges shorts, check out "Three Little Beers" or "In the Sweet Pie and Pie."


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