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Articles tagged with the name “Eddie Laughton” – an actor who appeared in multiple of the Three Stooges short films

Goofs and Saddles (1937) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard)

Goofs and Saddles

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Goofs and Saddles (1937) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard)

In Goofs and Saddles, the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, Curly) are spies for the U.S. Cavalry in the Old West. They’re looking for cattle rustlers, pretend to be card gamblers, and run from their lives!

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The Three Stooges - Moe - Larry - Curly - Movie Maniacs - Columbia Pictures - scream fun with the hollywoodenheads!

Movie Maniacs

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Movie Maniacs (1936) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard Larry Fine, Curly Howard)

Synopsis of Movie Maniacs

Movie Maniacs, the Three Stooges’ 13th Columbia short, spoofs movie-making and, as Moe puts it, the thousands who know nothing about making them. It also gives us a wonderful chance to see a vaudeville routine with Curly in drag and Larry as the debonair suitor.  Not to mention Moe’s method of teaching acting by having Larry and Curly manipulate a couple of actors like hand puppets.

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Beer Barrel Polecats (1946) starring the Three Stooges - Moe, Larry, and Curly

Beer Barrel Polecats

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Beer Barrel Polecats (1946) starring the Three Stooges – Moe, Larry, and Curly

Beer Barrel Polecats movie poster

Beer Barrel Polecats is set during Prohibition, when purchasing beer in the U.S.A. was illegal. But it was still legal to make your own beer for your own personal use.  The Three Stooges (MoeLarry, and Curly) in Curly’s first short film made after his initial stroke proceed to do that.  And the first half of the film is quite funny, as all three of them add yeast to their batch of beer – with explosive results.  They finally manage to bottle all of their beer, and all’s well.  Until Curly tries to sell a bottle to an undercover police officer at black market prices.  And the Stooges end up going to jail.

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Slippery Silks - Curly, Moe and Larry as inept carpenters

Slippery Silks

Slippery Silks (1936) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard) and Vernon Dent

Slippery Silks begins with a photograph of the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard) dressed as young children, which a lawyer is trying to use, with the help of the police, to find these three nephews of a recently-deceased man. “That’s the only photograph we could find among his effects.  The old man died very suddenly.”  “Probably took a look at the picture and couldn’t stand the shock.”  It turns out that the Three Stooges have inherited a “swanky dress shop.” In the meantime, those three missing nephews are working as “artistic woodworkers” where the rich Mr. Morgan (played by Three Stooges regular Vernon Dent) is bringing his $50,000 ornate box from a museum,  to have a duplicate made.  The inevitable destruction of that poor little Chinese box is hilarious, slowly building up to a crescendo of slapstick, and is the highlight of the film.

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