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Monkey Businessmen (1946)

The stooges are bumbling electricians who decide to go away for a rest after they are fired for their incompetence. The rest home they choose is run by Dr. Mallard, a quack who cheats the ... See full summary »

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The stooges are bumbling electricians who decide to go away for a rest after they are fired for their incompetence. The rest home they choose is run by Dr. Mallard, a quack who cheats the patients for everything they've got. When the boys discover the crooked goings on they escape, but not before Curly accidentally cures another patient who rewards him with a thousand dollars. When Curly suggests using the money to go away for a rest, Moe and Larry promptly clobber him. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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It's shock-full of hilarious laughter! (One-sheet poster).

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20 June 1946 (USA)  »

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This was Kenneth MacDonald's first appearance in a Stooges short. See more »

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Moe can be seen nudging Curly several times for his cues, especially during the scene with Mallard giving the boys their daily schedule. See more »

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Moe: [after a loud crash is heard in the other room, you see Curly with a ladder fallen down on top of him] You lame brain, why don't you be careful when you climb up a ladder?
Curly: I only climbed up seven steps.
Moe: That ladder had six!
[slaps Curly on top of the head]
Smiling Sam McGann: What's going on here?
[Moe and Larry drop the pipes they are holding onto Curly's head]
Smiling Sam McGann: Listen, you jugheads. The lights are still out in my office. I want juice and I want it right away!
Curly: Here you are.
[...]
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Remake of Mutiny on the Body (1939) See more »

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Good Three Stooges short!
5 August 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – 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!

Kenneth MacDonald is very good as the villain or the bad doctor. Jean Willes is very good to and she is different in this one and she looks great as well! Also in this Three Stooges short is Fred Kelsey, 'Snub' Pollard, Cy Schindell, Wade Crosby, and Rocky Woods. This is a very funny Three Stooges short especially the scenes where The Stooges are acting like doctors! I recommend this one!


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