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The Three Stooges: Curly Classics
The Three Stooges Curly Classics
Actors: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Dorothy Granger, Billy Bletcher
Directors: Archie Gottler, Del Lord, Edward Bernds, Lou Breslow, Ray McCarey
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     1999     1hr 48min

Fun with The Three Stooges in six zany episodes: A Plumbing We Will Go(1940): Three would-be plumbers mistake pipes filled with wires for water pipes. Dudley Dickerson's battle in the kitchen is a highlight. Men In Blac...  more »

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Actors: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Dorothy Granger, Billy Bletcher
Directors: Archie Gottler, Del Lord, Edward Bernds, Lou Breslow, Ray McCarey
Creators: Curly Howard, Edward Bernds, Elwood Ullman
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Classic Comedies, 7-9 Years, 10-12 Years, Family Films, Television, Musicals
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 02/02/1999
Original Release Date: 05/05/1934
Theatrical Release Date: 05/05/1934
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 48min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

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Reviewed on 9/6/2023...
A must for people of this era but be warned that the sound and film quality is lousy and the plotlines are not great if others want to check it out.

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Great DVD, only one weak short.
Kyle Cruse | Escondido, CA USA | 12/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A-PLUMBING WE WILL GO (1940) is my favorite Curly short. It's got hilarious scenes and tons of fun. Curly's maze of pipes is great, even though Shemp does it better in VAGABOND LOAFERS (1949). A+WOMAN HATERS (1934) is the only short on the tape that is bad. Spoken in rhyme. This is the first short, and one of the worst. D-PUNCH DRUNKS (1934) is okay. There's some funny scenes. At least it's better than WOMAN HATERS (1934). C-MEN IN BLACK (1934) is great. This was the only short to even be nominated for an Academy Award. There are great gags. "Did you ever see and apple with the skin on the INSIDE?" This deserves to be nominated for an award. It should've won. A-THREE LITTLE PIGSKINS (1934) is funny, co-starring Lucille Ball. The Stooges and Lucy. Who wants more? A-This also includes MICRO-PHONIES, one of Curly's best."
Very good picture quality. It is great to see them on DVD.
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The picture quality of the disc is very good considering the fact that the material is so old. The selections could have been better, because there are some better shorts with Curly that I have enjoyed more. I have waited for Columbia to release the stooges on DVD. Beware of other no-name companies that are releasing the Stooges on DVD, because the quality will not be as good. I did not like the fact that after every short on the DVD, the disc goes back to the menu. I hope on future releases that the disc just plays through all the shorts continuosly without stopping."
Tim Janson | Michigan | 12/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Any Curly short pre-1944 or so is great but the best are these early shorts where the boys are still young enough to pull off some great violence and sight gags.

"The Woman haters" is their first Columbia short and Curly is actually referred to as jackie. The episode is done 100% in rhyme or song which turns a lout of people off but I think is fabulous. The Boys become Members of the Woman Hater's Club but Larry secretly marries a girl and the boys go wild on a train. Then ending with the boys singing togehter and smacking in rhyme is classic.

"Three Little Pigskins" the boys are mistaken for 3 football heroes by gangsters and then have to actually play a game to disastrous results. Co-stars a young Lucille Ball.

"Punch Drunks" is the first in what would be a long running theme in Stooges plots...Curly going nuts when he hears, sees, or smells something. In this case he goes nuts when he hears "pop goes the WEasel". Moe makes a boxer out of him and takes him to the title. A Classic!

"Men In Black" Parody of "Men in White" a popular drama of the day. This short was nominated, but did not win, an Academy award. The boys are three dimwit doctor who go on a rampage in a hospital. Contains some of the greatest lines and sight gags of any Stooges short. "Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard!"

"A Plumbing We Will Go" The stooges pose as plumbers and are hired to fix a leak in a fancy mansion. They wind up crossing the electrical system with the plumbing and generally ruin the place. To escape the wrath of the homeowners the stooges escape through a magicians trap door.

"Micro-phonies" A later Curly short. Curly is mistaken for "Senorita Cucaracha" a singer who Curly mimicked. The boys show up in their disguises to "sing" at a Mrs. Bixby's party but run into trouble when Moe smashes the record Curly Lip-syncs to over Curly's head. The real singer tries to help by singing from behind a curtain while Curly mimics, but she is discovered and the stooges exit to a hail of phonograph records.

All in all one of the best Curly Collections