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Dutiful But Dumb (1941)

The stooges are photographers for Whack magazine ("If it's a good picture it's out of Whack") who, after messing up an assignment, are sent to the country of Vulgaria to get a picture of a ... See full summary »

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The stooges are photographers for Whack magazine ("If it's a good picture it's out of Whack") who, after messing up an assignment, are sent to the country of Vulgaria to get a picture of a death ray gun. In Vulgaria the penalty for taking pictures in is death, and the boys soon wind up in front of a firing squad. Curly's last request is a giant cigar and by the time he's done smoking it all the soldiers are asleep and the stooges make their escape. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Curly Howard briefly speaks in his normal voice as the bogus police radio announcer. See more »

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The Stooges work for Whack magazine but the sign on their scooter says "Focus magazine." See more »

Quotes

Moe Click: [surprised to see all the watches on his arm] Hey, what's the idea of the 3 watches?
Curly Cluck: That's the way I tell the time.
Moe Click: *How* do you tell the time?
Curly Cluck: This one runs 10 minutes slow every 2 hours. This one's 20 minutes fast every 4 hours. The one in the middle's broken, it stopped at 2 o'clock.
Moe Click: Well how do you tell the time?
Curly Cluck: I take the 10 minutes on this one, and subtract it from the 20 minutes on this one, haha, then I divide by 2 in the middle.
Moe Click: Well, what time is it now?
Curly Cluck: [...]
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Featured in Jump 'N the Saddle Band: The Curly Shuffle (1983) See more »

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25 March 2000 | by (michigan) – See all my reviews

This is not one of the best Three Stooges shorts by any means. There are some rather dull moments, and scenes meant to be funny don't really generate many laughs. The premise is a good one: Sending three inept photographers to Vulgaria (a great name for a country) where cameras are forbidden. Unfortunately, they weren't able to pull off as many laughs as in some of their other work. For high quality Stooges shorts, check out "Three Little Beers" or "In the Sweet Pie and Pie."


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