Short / Comedy (1934) 115 minutes ~ Black & White
This DVD contains: “A-Plumbing We Will Go” (1940) 18 minutes
To escape the police, 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. One memorable scene has the lady of the house tuning into a television broadcast from Niagara Falls as a torrent of water pours from the set. To escape the wrath of the homeowners the stooges escape through a magicians trap door.
Director: Del Lord
Writer: Elwood Ullman “Men In Black” (1934) 19 minutes
The stooges become doctors at a large hospital where they disrupt patients and staff alike.
Director: Ray McCarey
Writer: Felix Adler “Micro-Phonies” (1945) 17 minutes
The stooges are working in a radio station where a pretty girl has just made a recording of “Voices of Spring” under an assumed name. She wants to hide her singing career from her disapproving society parents while auditioning for Mrs. Bixby’s “Krispy Krunchy” radio program. After a run-in with a pompous violinist, the boys find the record and Curly starts mimicking to it, dressed as a women. Mrs. Bixby witnesses their performance and is impressed enough to hire “Senorita Cucaracha” (Curly) and Senors “Mucho” and “Gusto” (Moe and Larry) for her radio program. The boys show up in their disguises to “sing” at a Mrs. Bixby’s party but run into trouble when Moe smashes the record 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.
Director: Edward Bernds
Writer: Edward Bernds “Punch Drunks” (1934) 17 minutes
Moe discovers Curly’s unknown boxing talent when he knocks out the Champ at a restaurant when Larry plays “Pop Goes the Weasal” on the violin. Moe becomes Curly’s manager, and they win every fight, with the help of Larry. At the championship game, though, Larry’s violin breaks. Curly is getting beat down bad when Larry makes his unexpected entrance and helps Curly prevail.
Director: Lou Breslow
Writer: Jack Cluett, Curly Howard, Larry Fine and Moe Howard
“Three Little Pigskins” (1934) 20 minutes
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
Writers: Felix Adler and Griffin Jay “Woman Haters” (1934) 21 minutes The stooges join the “Women Haters” club and vow to have nothing to do with the fair sex. Larry marries a girl anyway and attempts to hide the fact from Moe and Curly as they take a train trip.
Director: Archie Gottler
Writer: Jerome S Gottler
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard