Three Dumb Clucks (1937)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This Three Stooges comedy is actually a send up of Universal's Deanna Durbin film, Three Smart Girls. But instead of a trio of young lovelies who are out to save their father from marrying a gold digger, we have jailbirds Larry, Moe and Curly. They break out of prison when they receive a letter from their mother informing them that their father is about to make a fool out of himself. But ma -- and the Stooges -- don't know the half of it. "Daisy-waisie" isn't just a gold digger, she's one of a group of con artists who are planning to knock off the old man as soon as the wedding is over. Pa Stooge is a dead-ringer for his son Curly (both parts are played by Curly Howard), especially when he shaves off his mutton chop sideburns. The boys use this to their advantage and the girl winds up at the altar with Curly instead of his rich dad. But then dad heads for the reception, and the thugs can't figure out who they're trying to kill. The Stooges find themselves corner! ed and climb a flagpole, only to be dropped off the roof of the towering apartment building by the thugs. Luckily, an awning breaks their fall -- as does their dad, who is on the sidewalk below. The Stooges promptly get up, grab dad by the legs and drag him home to old ma.




con/scam, father, marriage, betrayal, marriage-trap, reception, remarriage, wedding, friendship, gangster, seduction, prison-escape, romance