Loco Boy Makes Good (1942)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |  
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This Three Stooges comedy opens with the boys being tossed out of a flea bag hotel -- they were eight months behind on the dollar-a-month rent. To make money, they scheme to go to a posh hotel and have Curly slip on a bar of soap, then they can sue the establishment and really clean up. Unfortunately the owner of the place they choose is a sweet, grandmotherly type who's in dire financial straits herself. The boys watch as a creditor threatens her and they decide to help her out. They spiff up the place (but not before causing a bit of Stooge mayhem), and then help out at the nightclub by acting as waiters, and as the main act (they're billed as "Nill, Null and Void, Three Hams Who Lay Their Own Eggs"). Dinner is attended by Waldo Twitchell (a play on Walter Winchell), a columnist who can make or break the hotel's reputation. The Stooges nervously do what they can to entertain him, and disaster is only averted because Twitchell is amused by their antics. That is, until Curly, who has accidentally donned a magician's coat, pulls a skunk out of one of the inside pockets.

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hotel, reporter