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Idiots Deluxe (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 20 July 1945 (USA)
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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
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Storyline

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

Certificate:

Approved

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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

Curly is playing trombone, and properly holding the 2nd brace of the slide. When the slide goes flying and wrings Moe's neck, the 2nd brace is gone. See more »

Quotes

Curly: You can take my word, Moe, I...
Moe: Your word's no good. At least I'll get my rightful share of those potatoes.
[seeing Larry eating and the plate empty]
Moe: Oh, another chisler, eh?
[slapping him]
Moe: What's the matter with you?
Larry: Wait a minute, I didn't do nothing.
Moe: You didn't do nothing, eh? You ate everything but the platter.
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The Stooges at their funniest!
10 October 2001 | by Raine-8See all my reviews

This is easily one of the BEST Stooges shorts ever. The premise: Curly and Larry take Moe on a hunting vacation for his nerves but a wandering bear makes things difficult for them. It is unique in that it moves at a slower pace than many of their other films (at least, from my POV) but it's still quite hilarious! Some of their best gags come from this little gem such as Curly and Larry performing as the "Original 2-Man Quartet" (with an out-of-control trombone slide), the boys trying to seal a menacing bear inside a cave by blocking the entrance with rocks (inevitably leading to both Moe and the bear being knocked cold by decidedly misthrown boulders), and Curly asking Larry if hunting is allowed. Larry replies, "Sure. I just saw a sign: Fine for Hunting" (a great verbal gag). This short also shows some of Moe's best acting abilities. One practically sympathizes with him as he unsuccessfully tries to soothe his "jangled nerves". I highly recommend this to any Stooges fan. Give it a try; you'll not be sorry you did. And watch out for that car driving bear!


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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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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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