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Muscle Up a Little Closer (1957)

It was great seeing that gorgeous Tiny Ray squash Elmo Drake. Go Tiny.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Joe (as Joe)
... Larry (as Larry)
... Moe (as Moe)
Maxine Gates ... Tiny Ray
Harriette Tarler ... Mary Brown
Ruth Godfrey ... May Trent
Matt Murphy ... Elmo Drake
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Joe is engaged but can't get married until he recovers the engagement ring which has disappeared. The stooges suspect the ring was stolen by Elmo, a beefy bully, who works at the same factory they do. They confront Elmo in the company gym, but he's too tough for them. Fortunately Joe's girl is even tougher, and she gets Elmo to confess and return the ring. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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28 February 1957 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first instance where Moe does not have his bowl-style haircut and Larry does not have his frizzy halo of hair per request of Joe Besser who wanted them to look more like gentlemen. See more »

Goofs

When Joe says the line, "They're wonderful snoopers, they're-", his line gets cut off as it goes to the next scene. See more »

Quotes

Moe: This is a man's job.
Larry: Where will we find one?
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Good one!
30 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is the all time funniest comedy team!

One of My favorite Stooges shorts with Joe is none other than Muscle Up a Little Closer! All appearing in this short are the Maxine Gates, Harriette Tarler, Ruth White, and Matt Murphy! There are so many funny parts here. Joe and Gates are very good together in this one. This is a very hilarious short and I recommend it!


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