They Stooge to Conga (1943)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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While The Three Stooges made a number of propaganda-laced comedies during World War II, the Axis references are relatively slight here until the end. It starts off with the threesome offering their services as "Fix-All Fixers." A frighteningly plain woman calls them over to fix a broken doorbell. What the Stooges don't realize is that the house belongs to a Nazi/Japanese spy ring which is giving out orders to a submarine somewhere out in the ocean. While the spies are at work so are the Stooges, who are going about their usual business and completely demolishing the house. After ripping apart several walls they realize the problem is in the wiring outside and after a few mishaps, Curly climbs up the nearest telephone pole and starts in on the wires. This disconnects the telephone service for miles around (look really quick -- Lloyd Bridges is one of the disgruntled customers). They also screw up communication to the submarine, which promptly becomes the victim of an Allied bomb (much of the footage here is lifted from 1939's Three Little Sew and Sews). Eventually the boys wind up back in the house and discover they've infiltrated an Axis spy den. Moe disguises himself as Hitler and Larry dresses like Tojo, and they manage to slapstick the enemy into defeat.