The stooges get a job selling "Brighto", what they think is cleaning fluid. After ruining a cop's uniform and a new car, they discover Brighto is actually medicine. Taking their sales pitch... See full summary »
The stooges are down and out. With a cop chasing them, they flee into an artists studio where they are mistaken for students. The cop continues to hunt for them and they use a variety of ... See full summary »
Curly is a waiter at a diner where Larry has a job playing music. Moe is a fight manager enjoying a lunch break with his boys. The manager of the diner starts shoving Curly around. Larry ... See full summary »
The stooges arrive in Hollywood hoping to make it in the movie business ("There must be a couple a hundred guys in Hollywood who don't know anything about making movies, three more ain't ... See full summary »
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.
The stooges are small time actors traveling by train to an engagement. Along with their pet monkey, they manage to spoil the trip for quite a few of the other passengers including the ... See full summary »
The stooges are inept deliverymen at a brewery. When they learn about a company golf tournament, they sneak onto a golf course to get some practice. They quickly proceed to bother the other... See full summary »
The stooges are running the local drugstore and mix up a potion that a desperate businessman decides to sell as scotch. The stooges impersonate Scotsmen at party to fool the prospective ... See full summary »
The stooges become trainers of "Bustoff", a champion wrestler. The big boss has a lot of money bet on Bustoff and orders the boys to take good care of him. Instead they accidentally knock him out and Curly must disguises himself as Bustoff and wrestle in his place. The match doesn't go very well until Curly smells "Wild Hyacinth" perfume on a lady fan at ringside. This drives him crazy and he knocks out his opponent and half the people in the stadium.Written by
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I've always looked at this film as an improved version of "Punch Drunks." Not that "Drunks" was a bad film, mind you, but it was made during the very beginning of the stooges careers when their characters had yet to fully develop plus the pacing of "Punch Drunks" was a bit on the slow side.
No such problems here, because in 1937, the stooges were clicking on all cylinders and "Grips, Grunts and Groans" is one of the funniest films done by anybody.
It's hard to believe that Bustoff is the same guy who played A. Mouser in "Ants in the Pantry" but I would put him on the list of role players who should have been used in more stooge shorts. And of course, Bustoff's resemblance to Curly leads to one of the greatest scenes in all of stoogedom.
Curly's wrestling match: That scene alone is worth a 10 star rating, just about everything in that scene had me rolling, particularly Moe's statement that Curly was just warming up, then they cut to a shot of Curly being flung through the air. Or how about Curly trapped in an ankle-lock and still managing to procure himself a sandwich and soda.
And of course, the riotous ending with everybody getting knocked out by the ring bell. Funniest stooge ending ever!
In short, if you love the stooges, then this short is required viewing.
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