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No Dough Boys (1944)

The stooges are dressed as Japanese soldiers for their job as magazine models. On their lunch break they go into a restaurant with their Japanese uniforms on causing the proprietor to ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules White

Writer:

Felix Adler (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)
Vernon Dent ... Hugo--Nazi Spy
Christine McIntyre ... Celia Zweiback
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The stooges are dressed as Japanese soldiers for their job as magazine models. On their lunch break they go into a restaurant with their Japanese uniforms on causing the proprietor to mistake them for the real thing, and a chase ensues. The boys fall through a trap door, and into a nest of Nazi spies where they are mistaken for "Naki", "Saki" and "Waki", three Japanese saboteurs. The stooges try to act the part, including demonstrating acrobatics and jiu-jitsu to their hosts. When the real "Naki", "Saki" and "Waki" show up, the boys are exposed and impostors, but after a wild fight manage to capture all the Axis spies. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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You'll Go Slap-Happy When the Stooges Go Jap-Happy!

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Comedy | Short

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Production number 564. See more »

Goofs

When Moe gets squirted with the seltzer water, he wipes his face and his mustache comes off. See more »

Quotes

Moe: Nacky, Wacky, come backy.
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The 'Boys'' Are Still In Top Form
1 June 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

The boys are mistaken for three Japanese soldiers who had escaped from a submarine.

The Stooges had been dressed in Japanese military uniforms, posing for some kind of war pictures, and when their boss took off for lunch, so did they. The headlines in that day's newspaper warned citizens "to keep a sharp lookout" for the men. When the guys go to eat lunch, the owner-cook of the diner thinks they are the soldiers, so trouble ensues. The boys run off and then figure out why the guy acted like he did. They get a good laugh out of it. While they are laughing they lean up against a trap door and wind up in a house run by Nazis! (Only in these short stories.)

Anyway, the head Nazi (Vernon Dent, who else?) knows they are not the real "Japs" as they know them and he, along with three women, play along, making the Stooges perform an acrobatic act. That part takes up the bulk of the movie, and is only so-so in humor. The final few minutes are a lights-out mêlée between all the parties, including the real spies.

The best part of this Stooge film is the dialog, although today a lot of this stuff would be considering politically incorrect, especially against the Japanese. The boys may be a bit older but they sound and act as if they were still in their prime. Curly would be handicapped with strokes in a few years but he was in good shape here with all his physical gags.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New World Odor 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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