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Punch Drunks (1934)

Moe discovers Curly's unknown boxing talent when he knocks out the Champ at a restaurant when Larry plays "Pop Goes the Weasal" on the violin. Moe becomes Curly's manager, and they win ... See full summary »

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Moe discovers Curly's unknown boxing talent when he knocks out the Champ at a restaurant when Larry plays "Pop Goes the Weasal" on the violin. Moe becomes Curly's manager, and they win every fight, with the help of Larry. At the championship game, though, Larry's violin breaks. Curly is getting beat down bad when Larry makes his unexpected entrance and helps Curly prevail. Written by Patrick Lin <pjustinl@worldnet.att.net>

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Al Hill (Killer Kilduff) managed to give Curly Howard a bloody nose and a cut lip during their fight. See more »

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When Curly Howard gets back from lunch in the beginning, he has nothing in his hands as he has just come from outside yet in the very next shot, he has a small pad and pencil in his hands. See more »

Quotes

Larry: Pardon Me, Stranger.
Mr. McGurn: What do You want?
Larry: I'm a Musician!
Mr. McGurn: So?
Larry: So, if You had some Music playing around here, You might increase Business.
Mr. McGurn: How much dough do You generally take?
Larry: About 250, but for You I'll take 200...
Mr. McGurn: I'll give You a Bowl of Soup.
Larry: I'll take it!
Mr. McGurn: ...if You're good!
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Remade as A Hit with a Miss (1945) See more »

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I Thought I Wanted You
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Music by Archie Gottler
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One of The Stooges Very Best Comedies!!!
27 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

The amazing thing to me is that Larry finds a man on a Truck with a record player playing Pop Goes The Weasel.The Record never ends and even when Larry crashes the truck through a brick wall the song is still playing at exactly the right spot. And Al Hill was a professional fighter albeit with a career than ended about ten years before this comedy. And Curly was the Butterbean of his generation,on a smaller scale. Look for Maxie Rosenbloom as one of the Fighters that Curly knocks out in the Cafe. And when we watch we love how the little shove that Moe gives Larry ends up with him being about ten feet away,head first in the stream. One of my Favorite Stooge Comedies!


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