Loco Boy Makes Good (1942) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
The Three Stooges short film Loco Boy Makes Good begins with Moe, Larry and Curly getting tossed out of a cheap hotel (one dollar a month) for being eight months behind on their rent. Spying an article in the newspaper where they land, Moe gets the idea of having Curly fall on a cake of soap in the lobby of a hotel so they can sue for damages. After a few false starts, theyâre ready to start their scheme, when the sweet old proprietor is being threatened by her creditor, and the Stooges have a change of heart, vowing to help the old woman keep her hotel.
The Three Stooges are at their best trying to fix up the dilapidated hotel – I love how Moe cuts a board with Curlyâs headâand they put a lot of slapstick into a fairly short period of screen time. Soon itâs time for the hotelâs grand re-opening, where the Stooges are appearing as âNill, Null and Voidâ, comedians whose act falls rather flat and ends abruptly with Curly getting hit in the face by a tomato thrown by a drunken patron. Curly storms off and goes to a dressing room to clean up, where a magician (played by Three Stooges regular Vernon Dent) is preparing to go on. Curly puts on his coat by mistake, and heads back out to mingle with the guests, dragged there by Moe and Larry. Curly becomes a success with the audienceâunintentionallyâas magic things keep happening thanks to his gimmick-laden coat, and he uses it to not only entertain the guests but to get his revenge on the drunken heckler as well. Itâs a very funny scene, the highlight of the short film, and worth watching.
Loco Boy Makes Good is available on DVD as part of The Three Stooges Collection volume 3 (1940-1942).
Funny movie quotes from Loco Boy Makes Good starrring the Three Stooges
Sign: Happy Haven HotelâRooms $1 a monthâFree Showers when it rains
Curly (Curly Howard) Donât you dare hit me in the head! You know Iâm not normal!
Moe (Moe Howard): [does an eye poke instead]
Mr. Scroggins: [to Curly] And who are you?
Moe (Moe Howard): Who is he? Why, heâs one of the biggest steel men in the country. Heâd steal anythiâ¦ I mean, his steel is know from coast to coast. Willy Steal.
Curly (Curly Howard) [shaking hands with Moe] and how! [taking Mr. Scrogginsâ hat] Is that your hat?
Mr. Scroggins: Yes.
Curly (Curly Howard) [referring to his bald head] Why donât you have your head Simonized?
Hotel owner: How can I ever thank you?
Curly (Curly Howard) Donât try! By the way, hereâs 52 dollars I found in my pocket.
Hotel owner: Why, thatâs the amount I gave Mr. Scroggins.
Curly (Curly Howard) Now ainât that a coincidence?
Moe (Moe Howard): Hey, Did you notice the beautiful watch that Scroggins had on?
Curly (Curly Howard) Notice it? I got it!
Moe (Moe Howard): Are you hurt?
Curly (Curly Howard) Yeah, but I donât care!
Moe (Moe Howard): [to Curly, whoâs holding a nail backward, with the head of the nail against the wall] Wait a minute, you dimwit! Donât you know nothinâ about drivinâ nails? Are you that dumb? Do you see where that nail is pointinâ? That nail is for the opposite wall.
Curly (Curly Howard) Moe! Say a few syllables!
Moe (Moe Howard): Iâll annihilate ya!
Curly (Curly Howard) [dropping Moe] Wrong syllables!
Larry (Larry Fine): Moe, would it be possible for us to …
Moe (Moe Howard): I donât think it would be possible.
Sign: [featuring the Three Stooges] Nill, Null and Voidâthree hams who lay their own eggs
Moe (Moe Howard): Good evening friends. I would call you ladies and gentlemen, but you know what you are.
Moe (Moe Howard): We have a request …
Curly (Curly Howard) From the busboy …
Moe (Moe Howard): Yes. To execute a song entitled âShe was bred in old Kentucky, but sheâs just a crumb up here.â
Curly (Curly Howard) How do you like that audience! Hit me with a tomato!
Balbo the Magician (Vernon Dent): A tomato?
Curly (Curly Howard) Yeah, a cowardly tomato; the kind that hits me and runs.
Moe (Moe Howard): Get out there and mingle with the guests.
Curly (Curly Howard) Listen, you!
Moe (Moe Howard): Mingle, or Iâll mangle.
[Larry, as a waiter, is passing by, dinner order in hand]
Bearded nightclub patron: [to Larry as he passes by] Uh, pardon me. Do you have pate de fois gras?
Larry (Larry Fine): [Clearly confused] Iâll see if the band can play it.
Originally published at Clown Ministry