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Idiots Deluxe (1945)

Moe is on trial for assaulting Curly and Larry with an ax. Moe relates how Curly and Larry took him on a hunting trip for his nerves. Out in the woods they confronted a bear which Curly and... See full summary »

Director:

Jules White

Writer:

Elwood Ullman (story and screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
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Moe is on trial for assaulting Curly and Larry with an ax. Moe relates how Curly and Larry took him on a hunting trip for his nerves. Out in the woods they confronted a bear which Curly and Larry stunned, and thinking it was dead, threw it in the back of their car, where it came awake, tossed Moe out and drove the car into a tree. The judge finds Moe not guilty and Moe promptly goes after Larry and Curly again with the ax. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Malady Lingers On See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first Three Stooges short to feature the Greco-Roman comic mask in the upper left-hand corner in the intros and closes. See more »

Goofs

A wire can be seen on top of the bear as it is sniffing around the cabin. See more »

Quotes

Judge: Were you ever indicted?
Moe: Not since I was a baby, your honor.
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Connections

Remake of Oh, My Nerves (1935) See more »

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Oh, Woe Is Moe!
29 March 2008 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was the film in which we first see Moe on trial for trying to murder Curly and Larry. The rest of the film, except for the ending, is a flashback and what led to Moe losing control and trying to murder his buddies.

It's fairly famous for that, and for the scenes with a bear out in the woods, who licks honey from Moe's glass and eventually drives away in their car while signaling for a left turn!! Who can ever forget that? No matter how many times I view those scenes, I laugh out loud. Those bear scenes are true Three Stooges classic moments.

This is one of the top 20 short films, in my opinion, of all time regarding The Three Stooges. It's full of classic slapstick scenes.


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