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If a Body Meets a Body (1945)

Approved | | Short, Comedy, Family | 30 August 1945 (USA)
Curly learns that he is named in the will of his rich uncle, so the boys head for the uncle's mansion to attend the reading of the will. They arrive on a dark and stormy night only to find ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules White

Writers:

Jack White (screenplay), Gilbert Pratt (story) (as Gil Pratt)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Curly Howard ... Curly Q. Link (Q for cuff) (as Curly)
Larry Fine ... Larry Mink (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe Pink (as Moe)
Theodore Lorch ... Jerkington (the butler)
Fred Kelsey ... Detective Clancy
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Storyline

Curly learns that he is named in the will of his rich uncle, so the boys head for the uncle's mansion to attend the reading of the will. They arrive on a dark and stormy night only to find that the lawyer has been murdered and the will and the body have disappeared. All the relatives must stay in the spooky house while the police investigate and the stooges are given the bedroom where the uncle was murdered. After a series of misadventures with a walking skull and the uncle's body, which keeps turning up in strange places, the stooges unmask the butler and maid as the killers and recover the will. Then they learn that Curly has only been left sixty seven cents. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nearly in the Dough 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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Trivia

This was made shortly after Curly Howard recovered from another stroke. You can see that his speech is at times slurred and his normally lightning-quick reactions are slowed down considerably. His health continued to deteriorate over the next two years, and with few exceptions--MicroPhones (1945) being one--it became more and more noticeable in his work. He made his last short in 1947 and died in 1952. See more »

Goofs

When Curly says the line, "Stand aside, I'll break the door down!", his mouth does not match the line. See more »

Quotes

Moe Pink: Wake up and go to sleep!
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References Dracula (1931) See more »

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Curly Q. Link...
20 March 2017 | by simeon_flakeSee all my reviews

Well, I'm sure very ardent stooge fan knows the story behind this particular short. The first one where it's painfully obvious Curly was not his old self--given that he suffered a stroke or possibly multiple strokes when this 2-reeler was filmed.

Whatever the case may be, anyone with eyes can see that Curly is definitely "off." And yet--in spite of that--I still like this one. One plus to the "Sick Curly" era is that this is when Larry's character started getting more development for the first time in years, and old "porcupine" really steps up his game during this time period.

Plus, even Curly at half-strength still beats most comedians in their prime & old Jerry was still capable of getting laughs--i.e. that hilarious backwards jump he does in reaction to poor Mr. Link being murdered on the very spot he was standing.

8 stars


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