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A professor bets one of his colleagues that he can turn the stooges into gentlemen within 60 days. With the help of his pretty daughter, the professor tries to teach the boys proper etiquette. However, the boys take the chance to flirt with the professor's daughter while learning table etiquette. After many frustrating attempts, he introduces the stooges into society at a fancy party. At first things go all right, but the party soon degenerates into a wild pie fight.Written by
Mitch Shapiro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
During a break in filming of this short, Curly Howard suffered a stroke, ending his film career (in the first part of the film. shot before the stroke, Curly is obviously in ill health; his movements are slowed considerably, as is his speech, he looks tired and has lost a noticeable amount of weight). When shooting resumed Moe Howard and Larry Fine continued causing the usual mayhem, with no reference to Curly's absence. Curly did have a cameo role in their next film, Hold That Lion! (1947). In that film, he had a full head of hair, for the first time. See more »
When the Stooges are practicing etiquette Curly puts lipstick on but when the butler enters with the next imaginary course Curly isn't wearing lipstick. See more »
This short is most memorable for two reasons, one is that this is Curly's last official stooge short (despite his cameo in Hold That Lion) due to a major stroke while filming and it's also the debut of long-time stooge foil Emil Sitka who plays Sappington the butler, Curly was obviously very sick throughout the short although at the scenes when the stooges were pretending to eat Curly shows little signs of his oldself which is a big plus and the reading scenes were funny, but at the party is the sad point of the short although when I watched this short the first couple times, I was wondering what happened to Curly (that was before I knew that he suffered a stroke) and when we get to the pie fight is when Curly suffers a stroke and Moe and Larry had to finish the scene without Curly.
Overall, at least that this short was Curly's last stooge short instead of Three Loan Wolves which was recorded a few months earlier and Curly's health was so bad that he and Larry had to switch roles although unfortunately they had to do a remake of this short with Joe Besser in 1958 called Pies and Guys which was filmed almost exactly 11 years later.
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