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Three Little Pigskins (1934)

Approved | | Short, Comedy, Sport | 8 December 1934 (USA)
The stooges are mistaken by a gangster for the "Three Horsemen of Boulder Dam", famous football players. Hired to play for his team, they blow the big game and get it in the end. Lucille Ball has a nice part as a gun moll.

Director:

Ray McCarey (as Raymond McCarey)

Writers:

Felix Adler (story), Griffin Jay (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Curly Howard ... Curley (as Curley)
Lucille Ball ... Daisy Simms
Gertie Green Gertie Green ... Lulu Banks
Phyllis Crane ... Molly Gray
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Storyline

The Stooges are beggars in suits. They are hired to advertise the upcoming game at Boulder Dam in football uniforms, when they are mistaken for 3 great players by a gambler. But the trio can't turn down the big $ offer. Written by Patrick Lin <pjustinl@worldnet.att.net>

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Watch 'em carry gloom offside - and goal you with glee!

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Short | Comedy | Sport

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hyden Zeeke See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first of several shorts from The Three Stooges involving a dumbwaiter, usually involving Curly Howard accidentally destroying the floor of the elevator, causing injury to Larry Fine and Moe Howard (and to himself in real life, on two separate occasions). The dumbwaiter would reappear in Nutty But Nice (1940). This is also the first of 16 Stooge shorts using the word "three" in the title. See more »

Goofs

The gangsters, who are trying to enter the room where The Three Stooges are hiding, clearly push the door open a couple of times. However, on the Stooges' side, the door does not open at all. See more »

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Daisy Simms: Don't you know there are ladies present?
[the ladies then get sprayed by the Stooges with spritz]
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Eastmoor College March
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Three Little Pigskins was another funny Three Stooges outing from their early years
31 December 2010 | by tavmSee all my reviews

What I'm now reviewing here is the fourth Three Stooges short made for Columbia Pictures in which Moe, Larry, and Curley (as it was originally spelled at the time) get mistaken for actual football players and get asked to play in a game. This is the first time the boys get involved in a "mistaken identity" plot and boy, whoever makes that blunder usually regrets it soon enough! Incidentally, additional interest for this short is provided by the fact that this is one of the earliest film appearances of one young woman named Lucille Ball. She, and a couple of other young ladies, seemed game in participating in some of the shenanigans with the boys which makes what they do to them a little fun to watch. My favorite scenes, though, involve seltzer water, a dumbwaiter (basically a hand-held elevator), and many of the dumb football plays involving the boys. Not as hilarious as the first three they did but Three Little Pigskins is funny enough to recommend to any Stooge fan that just can't get enough of Howard, Fine, and Howard.


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