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

The Three Stooges as fire fighters

False Alarms

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False Alarms (1936) starring the Three Stooges

In False Alarms the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard) are inept firefighters, who have once again missed the fire alarm, and they’re about to be fired by their long-suffering fire chief, (Stanley Blystone) when they beg and grovel their way to one last chance. No sooner do they get their last chance than Curly decides to sneak out of the firehouse to visit his girlfriend … who has dates for Larry and Moe as well.

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You Nazty Spy, Curly Howard, Moe Howard, Larry Fine (The Three Stooges), 1940

You Nazty Spy!

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You Nazty Spy! (1940) the first Nazi parody, starring the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, Curly)

The Three Stooges in the 1940 anti-Nazi film, You Nazty Spy!

You Nazty Spy! is a rare treat of the Three Stooges.  In addition to being a hysterically funny short film, You Nazty Spy! is also a political satire, and bears the honor of being the first anti-Nazi film parody

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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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Gold digger and Curly's father in "3 Dumb Clucks"

3 Dumb Clucks

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3 Dumb Clucks starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard)

Synopsis for Three Dumb Clucks starring the Three Stooges

In 3 Dumb Clucks, “‘Til death do us part” takes on new meaning as The Three Stooges try to prevent their father from leaving their mother and marrying a gold-digging young floozy. And her friends plan to kill him after the wedding. Curly, who is a double for his father, comes to the rescue by impersonating “Popsie” and marrying the girl instead.  And then all he needs to do is stay alive!

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Cash and Carry - The Three Stooges - movie poster

Cash and Carry, starring the Three Stooges

Cash and Carry (1937) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard)

I have had a warm feeling for Cash and Carry since I first saw it many years ago.  Not only are the Three Stooges very funny as normal, but they also tug on the heart strings, trying to raise money to help a crippled boy have an operation so that he can walk normally.  It shows the Stooges at their best, as well as their funniest.

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