A Pain in the Pullman (1936)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 18 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This Three Stooges short is a remake of the Thelma Todd/Zasu Pitts comedy, Show Business. The Stooges are staying at Mrs. Hammond Eggerley's Theatrical Apartments, where they're behind on the rent and haven't eaten in days. Curly, in fact, is roasting his shoe and wants to cook their monkey, who is their main attraction. They begin to practice their act, which annoys the actor across the hall -- "Paul Payne," as he haughtily introduces himself, "heartthrob of millions!" The monkey is less than impressed and steals his toupee. The Stooges' agent finally calls with work and the boys sneak out under Mrs. Eggerley's nose when Curly pretends to be a G-man. They run down the street, carrying their trunk and knocking down everyone in their path. Payne, too, is on the train and it's inevitable that the Stooges will continue to annoy him. They take over his drawing room and steal his food (it's crab, but Larry thinks it's a spider, while Curly and Moe are certain it 's a turtle), and when they're kicked out, they aren't able to climb up to their bunks. After driving the whole car, especially the tour manager, completely nuts, they are literally thrown off the train and catapult onto a trio of bucking steers.

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monkey, train [locomotive], vaudeville