After being accidentally dropped behind enemy lines, the Stooges disguise themselves and steal important plans from the Nazi high command.

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Del Lord

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Elwood Ullman (story), Monte Collins (story) (as Monty Collins) | 2 more credits »
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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 auto mechanics working for the Royal Air Force in England. After wrecking an officer's car they need a place to hide, but their choice, a sewer pipe, turns out to a bomb which is dropped on the enemy. Finding themselves behind enemy lines, Moe and Curly disguise as German officers and Larry dresses as a seductive fraulein. While General Bommel chases after Larry, Moe and Curly steal the secret plans from the Nazi high command. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Short | Comedy | War

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Trivia

After playing checkers, Moe Howard looks at a picture of Adolf Hitler and exclaims, "Schicklgruber!". Schicklgruber was Adolf Hitler's father's birth-name. See more »

Goofs

Since they are in England with the Royal Air Force, cars would have the steering wheel on the right. The one they work on and destroy has the standard United States steering wheel on the left. See more »

Quotes

Marshall Boring: [eyeing Larry, who is dressed as a woman] Come here, my little edelweiss. Zit on my lap.
Larry: [looking at the overweight general] What lap?
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Edited into Stop! Look! and Laugh! (1960) See more »

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Valuable Allied Weapons
22 March 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

It's wartime and the 3 Stooges want to do their bit for the Allies. Semms like before the USA got into World War II, Moe, Larry, and Curly went overseas and joined the RAF. But all they wind up doing is garage mechanic work just as they were in the States. Poor Moe goes through the tortures of the damned as Larry and Curly try to get a piece of steel pipe removed from his head.

Now I realize this is a 3 Stooges short, but you would think Harry Cohn might have gotten a few players with British accents for the RAF scenes.

In any event they mess things up in the usual Stooge fashion and have to hide in what they think is a sewer pipe. Turns out to be a bomb and they're dropped over Germany right on to General Bommel's headquarters. He's expecting Field Marshal Boering to discuss secret plans for German victory.

Needless to say the boys prove to be valuable weapons for the Allies with Larry vamping Boering in some outrageous drag. Larry that is.

Perennial stooge nemesis Vernon Dent is Boering and veteran western heavy Dick Curtis is General Bommel. Both get a few laughs themselves and Curtis's case his characters usually didn't come in for any.

Nice wartime laughs.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1943 (USA) See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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