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Saved by the Belle

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movie review of The Three Stooges short film Saved by the Belle (1939), starring Moe HowardLarry FineCurly Howard

In Saved by the Belle, the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry and Curly) are inept traveling salesmen, trying to sell fur coats to the natives of Valeska, a tropical country. In addition to that, things get worse when they receive a telegram ordering them to “get rid of present wardrobe” and an official misunderstands and thinks that they are going to assassinate President Ward Robey.  Soon the Stooges are facing a firing squad, with a very funny scene as they eat their “last meal” in a jail cell, but with the help of the beautiful Senorita Rita, a revolutionary, they escape (and the wall collapsing from another earthquake doesn’t hurt any).

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Yes, We Have No Bonanza

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Yes, We Have No Bonanza, (1939) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard), Dick Curtis, Vernon Dent

The Three Stooges short film Yes, We Have No Bonanzas is set in the American West, where Moe and Larry are singing in a saloon with their three sweethearts, while Curly is late.  The owner of the saloon, the villainous Maxey (played by Dick Curtis), is unhappy with their performance, and the girls reveal that they’re being blackmailed into working for Maxey, or he’ll have their father thrown into jail for his debts. 

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Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise

Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise (1939) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard)

Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise is a Three Stooges short film that begins with three con men entering their car, having tricked a widow into selling her land.  She doesn’t realize that there’s oil on the property.  As the con men leave, they nearly run over Moe, Larry and Curly, tramps walking down the middle of the road.  The Stooges soon see a farmhouse and go there, looking for a meal.  Mr. Johnson, the farmer, offers them food in exchange for sawing lumber.

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