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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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Shemp's monster teeth from The Tooth Will Out

The Tooth Will Out

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The Tooth Will Out (1951) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Vernon Dent, Emil Sitka

In The Tooth Will Out, the Three Stooges perform dentistry in the Old West. “Go West, young man, go west!” begs their dentistry professor, and so they do. Shemp does his classic blind act while trying to pull teeth, and the Stooges mix up “The Amateur Carpenter” with their dentistry manual.

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The Three Troubledoers (1946) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard)

The Three Troubledoers

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The Three Troubledoers (1946) starring the Three Stooges (Moe HowardLarry FineCurly Howard)

Set in the old American, West, in The Three Troubledoers, the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, and Curly) are cowpokes coming into town to get new shoes for their mule, Gladys.  After witnessing a gunfight (and the latest in a long line of sheriffs being killed by the villain of the picture, and an occupant of the town changing the population on the “Welcome to Deadman’s Gulch sign” down), they make their way to the local blacksmith’s shop, where the blacksmith’s daughter (played by Three Stooges regular Christine McIntyre) is weeping …Badlands Blackie (Dick Curtis) has kidnapped her father, and she’€™ll never see him again unless she agrees to marry Blackie.  The Three Stooges try to intervene, but Blackie makes short work of them — €”until Curly’s gun belt fires by accident, scaring off Blackie, causing the townspeople to think that Curly has beaten Blackie in a gun fight.

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

Yes, We Have No Bonanza

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

Yes, We Have No Bonanza - Three Stooges original movie poster

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 - it's a geyser! The Three Stooges have struck oil

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 -Larry, Moe, Curly almost run over
Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise - Curly sawing a saw with a saw

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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