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False Alarms (1936)

Three inept firemen try to avoid being fired by their increasingly exasperated chief.

Director:

Del Lord

Writer:

John Grey (story and screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
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The stooges are firemen who are constantly getting in trouble, they've been warned that one more incident will cost them their jobs. Curly sneaks out anyway to visit his girlfriend. She has two friends who need dates, but the only way Curly can get Moe and Larry out of the station is to pull a fire alarm. The firetruck leaves without Moe and Larry, so they steal the captains new car to make it to the call first. They manage to get Curly and get back to the station, but in doing so wreck the car and must leave on the run. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Trivia

The Captain's new car is a 1936 Ford 5-window Coupe. See more »

Goofs

When Moe is helping Minnie out of the car trunk, she accidentally kicks the actress behind her in the jaw. See more »

Quotes

Mini: I guess the only way I can get a man to come to see me is to call a doctor.
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Another funny Three Stooges short
20 January 2004 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

Curly, Larry and Moe are with the fire brigade. They mess things up and almost get fired. They get one last chance. Later that day are suppose to go to a birthday party with some girls but are not allowed to leave. Only Curly sneaks out and arrives at the party. He must find a way to get his friends there as well and therefore he sets off the alarm. You can imagine what can go wrong.

This is a pretty funny short with some very nice physical jokes as well. By watching too much Three Stooges shorts the violence, especially from Moe, gets a little irritating. There are also very funny violent moments so I am not really complaining. It is just that after one punch in the eyes it is enough, in my humble opinion. Still, this is a very entertaining movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Esses Três são Fogo See more »

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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