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The Three Stooges (1936)





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Directed by Jack White (under his usual pseudonym of Preston Black), this two-reel courtroom caper is, by many, regarded as the best of the Three Stooges' early comedies. Moe, Larry, and Curly are witnesses in a murder trial involving a dancer (Suzanne Kaaren) from "The Black Bottom Cafe," the club where they work. Curly is called on the stand to explain "Who killed Kirk Robin?" and the rest is pandemonium. Court clerk James C. Morton's toupee is mistaken for a tarantula, a supposedly unloaded revolver kills Moe's boutonniere, the entire courtroom becomes the victim of an errand fire hose, and the real killer is proven to be the hoofer Buck Wing, who in the meantime has shuffled off to Buffalo. Moe and Curly's real-life parents are briefly spotted among the courtroom spectators.
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Larry Fine
as Larry
Tiny Jones
as Juror
Bud Jamison
as Defence Attorney
Harry Semels
as District Attorney
Hank Bell
as Clerk
Arthur Thalasso
as Man in Hallway
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Critic Reviews for The Three Stooges

All Critics (1)

One of the funniest comedy shorts of all time.

September 17, 2011
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Audience Reviews for The Three Stooges


You don't know comedy unless you've watched this at least three times... Who hasn't wanted to crow like Tarzan?

Christopher Bergan
Christopher Bergan

Pure SLAP stick comedy and from these guys its almost all about slapping, punching, poking or pushing. Not the funniest Stooge film I have ever seen, the title says it all. Pure pandamonium in the court, where Gale Tempest, yuk yuk yuk, is up for murder one. [img][/img] 3 Stooge comedy has practically become a sub-genre of comedy to itself. Kids grow up on it and adults still proudly profess to be great fans. Probably the longest running comedy team in the history of cinema, silent or talkie. Of course, Curly [img][/img] was replaced by at least 3 others. FOR a short clip try this: SEE the entire 18 minutes of bedlam kiddy comedy at: The 3 Stooges, [img][/img] this the original movie trio, have found themselves witness to a crime that dancer Gale Tempest [img][/img] is accused of murder. All filmed inside the courthouse and the courtroom, the Stooges have a parrot that produces the real murderer, but not after total Disorder in the Court prevails. [img][/img] Great for late night comedy, fans of the Stooges or just about anyone under 99 that can tolerate the visual humor. NOTES about the film: 1 Disorder in the Court is the 15th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959. 2 While most everyone believes Curly (the bald one) was an original Stooge, word has it that in theatre Shemp was the first who then rejoined the group replacing Curly. 3 A colorized version of this film was released in 2006; it was part of the DVD collection entitled "Stooges on the Run." 4 Sol and Jenny Horwitz, the parents of Moe, Curly, and Shemp Howard, make uncredited appearances as members of the public audience. [img][/img] REVIEWS by the pro's and the rest of us: 1 40% Wacky fun but the not best quality of comedy. [img][/img] Director: Jack White Producer: Jules White Production Company: Columbia Pictures Corporation Audio/Visual: sound, b&w Written by Felix Adler Starring Moe Howard Larry Fine Curly Howard Bud Jamison Harry Semels Suzanne Kaaren James C. Morton Edward LeSaint Al Thompson Cinematography Benjamin H. Kline Editing by William A. Lyon Distributed by Columbia Pictures Release date(s) May 30, 1936 (U.S.) Running time 18' 01" [img][/img]

monsieur rick
monsieur rick

One of their best. Much imitated.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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