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Punch Drunks (1934)

Curly is a waiter at a diner where Larry has a job playing music. Moe is a fight manager enjoying a lunch break with his boys. The manager of the diner starts shoving Curly around. Larry ... See full summary »

Director:

Lou Breslow

Writers:

Jack Cluett (screenplay), Curly Howard (story) (as Jerry Howard) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Curly Howard ... Curley, aka K.O. Stradivarius (as Curley)
Dorothy Granger ... Girl
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Curly is a waiter at a diner where Larry has a job playing music. Moe is a fight manager enjoying a lunch break with his boys. The manager of the diner starts shoving Curly around. Larry starts playing "Pop goes the Weasel" and Curly KO's everyone in the diner, resulting in his boss up on a ceiling fan. Written by wyldeone2

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A Columbia 2 Reel Broadway Comedy

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Short | Comedy | Sport

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Trivia

Jerry Howard's natural voice was rather lower than the high-pitched voice he effected for his "Curly" character. See more »

Goofs

When Curly Howard gets back from lunch in the beginning, he has nothing in his hands as he has just come from outside yet in the very next shot, he has a small pad and pencil in his hands. See more »

Quotes

Larry: I lost my balance.
Moe: Oh, ya lost your balance, eh?
Larry: Yeah.
Moe: Well, go find it!
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Connections

Referenced in The Angry Video Game Nerd: Wish List: Part 2 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I Thought I Wanted You
(uncredited)
Music by Archie Gottler
[Played during the opening credits]
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One of The Stooges Very Best Comedies!!!
27 December 2005 | by lostcatshotelSee all my reviews

The amazing thing to me is that Larry finds a man on a Truck with a record player playing Pop Goes The Weasel.The Record never ends and even when Larry crashes the truck through a brick wall the song is still playing at exactly the right spot. And Al Hill was a professional fighter albeit with a career than ended about ten years before this comedy. And Curly was the Butterbean of his generation,on a smaller scale. Look for Maxie Rosenbloom as one of the Fighters that Curly knocks out in the Cafe. And when we watch we love how the little shove that Moe gives Larry ends up with him being about ten feet away,head first in the stream. One of my Favorite Stooge Comedies!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

(A) Symphony of Punches See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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