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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 »

Director:

Jules White

Writer:

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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Comedy | Short

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The facial expression of Moe changes from a mean grin to an angry face in one shot when Larry and Curly are using the bread like an accordion. See more »

Quotes

Patient: What did you do before you became a dentist?
Dr. Y. Tug: Why... uh... I-I was a butcher.
Curly: [with his hat flying up in shock] Nyaah-aaah-aaaah!
[grabs his hat and pulls it back down]
Patient: As far as I'm concerned, you're *still* one.
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References A Jitney Elopement (1915) See more »

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Dentistry at its finest
21 February 2020 | by abbazabakyleman-98834See all my reviews

Another funny Stooges short where Curly suffers from a bad tooth and Moe and Larry do everything they can to extract it, to no avail. As a last resort, they drag a rattled Curly to the dentist, where he continues to resist pain. A lot of the tooth-pulling gags were redone in later Stooges shorts particularly Pardon My Clutch with Shemp. Curly's performance is spot on in this.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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