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Three Little Twirps (1943)

The Stooges get a job putting up posters for a circus but discover that instead of money, their pay is tickets to the show. When trying to scalp their tickets gets them in trouble, they ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Edwards

Writers:

Monte Collins (story and screenplay) (as Monty Collins), Elwood Ullman (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)
Chester Conklin ... The Butcher
Stanley Blystone ... Mr. Herman - Circus Director
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Storyline

The Stooges get a job putting up posters for a circus but discover that instead of money, their pay is tickets to the show. When trying to scalp their tickets gets them in trouble, they hide out backstage where Curly has an encounter with a bearded lady and Moe and Larry hide in a horse suit. When they're caught, the circus manager gives them a choice of going to jail or joining the circus. What they don't know is that they are to be targets for the Zulu spear thrower. When Curly hits the spear thrower with one of his own spears, the boys are on the run once again. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Trivia

Production number 551. See more »

Goofs

Curly's hat gets caught by the rope and later it comes off when he tries to take the spear out of it. See more »

Quotes

Curly: You spoiled my day I get a bang out of the circus!
Moe: We'll have your bang now! Moe pops Curly's ballon with cigar.
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Connections

References The Man Who Returned to Life (1942) See more »

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24 January 2021 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Larry, Curly, and Moe are putting up posters for the circus. Instead of cash, they are surprised to be paid with tickets. The boys try to scalp the tickets but Curly goes too far. They try to hide in the circus. They are forced to be human targets for the Zulu spear throw. This is a standard Stooges short for the most part. The last bit does have some racial ugliness which actually fits the circus acts of the day. It was played for comedy back then but today comes with a bit of awkwardness.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1943 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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