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I Can Hardly Wait (1943)

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The stooges are defense workers who have trouble getting to sleep when Curly gets a toothache. Moe and Larry try various ways to remove the offending tooth, but nothing works so they take ... See full summary »

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Jules White

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Clyde Bruckman (story and 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 defense workers who have trouble getting to sleep when Curly gets a toothache. Moe and Larry try various ways to remove the offending tooth, but nothing works so they take Curly to the dentist. While Moe gets in the chair to show Curly how easy its going to be, the dentist enters and pulls Moe's tooth by mistake. Curly then wakes up and realizes its all been a dream and a punch to the mouth from Moe dislodges the tooth. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nothing But the Tooth 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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On American Movie Classics TV series N.Y.U.K., guest host Carrot Top says that Dick Curtis played the part of Dr. Tug. This is false, Lew Davis played the part. See more »

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When Larry says the line "Be quiet and go to sleep!", he is clearly saying something else. See more »

Quotes

Curly: Oh my tooth, it feels like there's gremlins grembling in it!
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References Loco Boy Makes Good (1942) See more »

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One of the Stooges Best Shorts
4 March 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

I Can Hardly Wait (1943)

**** (out of 4)

Moe, Larry and Curly are trying to split a piece of ham and an egg. Poor Curly gets left with the ham bone and after trying to eat it gets a tooth ache. The rest of this short has Moe and Larry trying to figure out a way to pull it.

I CAN HARDLY WAIT is in my opinion one of the best of the Three Stooges shorts. The film has one terrific laugh after another and some of the best gags that you're going to see in any of their movies. There are so many great moments here but there's no question that the second portion is just pure madness. The boys are trying to get ready for bed but the tooth needs to come out. This leads to a variety of violent gags where Curly has to play the victim to Moe's over-the-top ways of pulling the tooth. The gag dealing with the three story bunk bed is pure classic. Even the first portion of the film dealing with them cooking manages to get some big laughs.


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