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Higher Than A Kite - Three Stooges short, 1931

Higher Than a Kite

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Higher Than a Kite (1943) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard), Dick Curtis, Vernon Dent

In Higher Than a Kite, while working for the R.A.F. in England as auto mechanics, the Stooges wreck an officer’s car and try to hide in a sewer pipe which turns out to be a bomb. After the bomb is dropped behind enemy lines, Moe and Curly disguise themselves as German officers and Larry dresses as a seductive fraulein. While General Bommel chases after Larry, Moe and Curly steal secret plans from the high command.

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Back from the Front (1943) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard)

Back from the Front

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Back from the Front (1943) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard)

Synopsis of Back from the Front

Back from the Front is a patriotic Three Stooges short film, set during World War II. After merchant mariners Moe, Larry and Curly mistake a torpedo for a whale and accidentally cause it to explode, they find themselves cast away at sea in a lifeboat… Until they board a Nazi warship and make an even bigger mistake.

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I Can Hardly Wait (1943) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard)

I Can Hardly Wait

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I Can Hardly Wait (1943) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard)

Synopsis of I Can Hardly Wait

In I Can Hardly Wait, after making a meal with rationed food during World War II, Curly breaks a tooth. The bulk of the short deals with Moe trying to pull the broken tooth in a dream sequence.

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They Stooge to Conga (1943) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Vernon Dent, Dudley Dickerson

They Stooge to Conga

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They Stooge to Conga (1943) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Vernon Dent, Dudley Dickerson

Synopsis of They Stooge to Conga

In They Stooge to Conga, Moe, Larry, and Curly are inept repairmen who are hired to fix a doorbell. Unknown to them, the house is secretly full of Nazi agents!

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Spook Louder - the spies trying to sneak into the house

Spook Louder

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Spook Louder (1943) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard), Stanley Blystone

Spook Louder is a Three Stooges short film that’s effectively putting Moe, Larry and Curly in a haunted house. They stand guard against enemy spies (the film is set during World War II). The spies are trying to frighten the Stooges into fleeing …

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Dizzy Pilots - Contact!

Dizzy Pilots

Dizzy Pilots – the Three Stooges – Moe, Larry and Curly – originally released September 24, 1943

Dizzy Pilots - publicity photo showing Curly, Moe and Larry trying to start the engine of their experimental plane, The Buzzard

Dizzy Pilots is a very funny short film starring the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry and Curly) as the Wrong Brothers, who are trying to perfect a new airplane, “The Buzzard,” in order to avoid the draft in the fictional country of Moronica. The Stooges have 30 days to prove the superiority of their new plane, or be drafted, and so they get straight to work — with the predictable slapstick results.

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Lupe the Wolf Man menaces the Three Stooges (Curly, Moe, Larry) in Idle Roomers

Idle Roomers (1943) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Christine McIntyre, Vernon Dent

Idle Roomers begins with the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry and Curlyworking as bellhops at a fancy hotel where Mrs. Leander (played by Three Stooges regular Christine McIntyre), a person involved in show business.  Which we’ll see more of when her husband (played by Three Stooges regular Vernon Dent) shows up later.  But in the meantime, describing the Three Stooges as “working” is hyperbole, since they’re sleeping on the job.  The hotel clerk eventually collapses the bench that they’re sleeping on.  And after some slapstick help from Moe they manage to untangle themselves and fight over who will carry the pretty lady’s baggage to the 8th floor.  Read More »Idle Roomers (1943) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Christine McIntyre, Vernon Dent