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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.


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 | Rating: 5/5

Audience Reviews for The Three Stooges


One of their best. Much imitated.

Anthony Valletta
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