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Woman Haters (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Short | 5 May 1934 (USA)
The stooges join the "Women Haters" club and vow to have nothing to do with the fair sex. Larry marries a girl anyway and attempts to hide the fact from Moe and Curly as they take a train ... See full summary »

Director:

Archie Gottler

Writers:

Jerome S. Gottler (story), Jerome S. Gottler (Written by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Moe Howard ... Tom (as Moe)
Larry Fine ... Jim (as Larry)
Curly Howard ... Jack (as Curley)
Marjorie White ... Mary
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Storyline

The stooges join the "Women Haters" club and vow to have nothing to do with the fair sex. Larry marries a girl anyway and attempts to hide the fact from Moe and Curly as they take a train trip. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Taglines:

Music! Laughter! Girls! [One-sheet poster]

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Short

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Woman Haters See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The rhythmic meter of the rhymes is similar to the "heroic couplets" used by William Shakespeare at the climaxes of crucial scenes in his plays. Indeed, the plot of this film is similar to Shakespeare's "Loves Labors Lost". See more »

Goofs

In the final sequence where the trio are at the Woman Haters club as old men, the boom mic is reflected on Moe and Curly on the wall in the background as the camera moves past them. See more »

Quotes

Mary's father: [talking to match the background music] That reminds me of a story, listen.
[points to a fat woman]
Mary's father: That's my other daughter there. When on her wedding day, the fella she was about to marry, tried to run away. Did you ever hear of a nerve like that? Well, I took care of that guy. In a room I locked him, then I socked him right in the eye.
[points to a cop]
Mary's father: Then I turned him over to my brother, the cop. He just picked him up. And spinned him round like a top.
[points to a tall strong guy]
Mary's father: Then my ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Reissues of this short feature The Three Stooges character card in the credits, considering this was originally not a Stooges short. This version appears on all video versions. The unaltered credits sequence is considered pretty rare. See more »


Soundtracks

I Thought I Wanted You
(uncredited)
Music by Archie Gottler
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Where it all began.
21 January 2001 | by TresixSee all my reviews

WOMAN HATERS was the first of the Three Stooges shorts made for Columbia Pictures and began America's (if not the cinema comedy-loving world's) love affair with the Stooges. The short is billed as "A Musical Novelty", meaning that the entire film is spoken in rhyming dialogue. In a way, this could be thought of as the first rap music video.

WOMAN HATERS begins with a meeting of the eponymous organization when three new members wait with out. "With out what?" asks the president (Bud Jamison). We then meet the trio: Tom (Moe), Jim (Larry) and Jack (Curly). They all get initiated via eyepoke and vow to say down with any poor sap who sings "My love, my life, my all" to any dame. However, later in the day, Jim makes a "horrible" confession: He is engaged to Mary (Marjorie White). At first, he tries to back out of the marriage, until Mary's father shows Jim what happened to the last man who tried to back out of a marriage to one of his daughters.

All of the Stooges trademarks are present in WOMAN HATERS: The first eyepoke (delivered by Jamison), Curly's first "Woo-woo-woo" (after Moe bites him in the toes), the exaggerated sound effects. There's even an appearance by future Oscar winner Walter Brennan. Everything that made us fall in love with the Stooges started here. Now, watch it and enjoy, ya knuckleheads!


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