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A Ducking They Did Go (1939)

Con men hire the Stooges to sell memberships to a phony duck hunting club.

Director:

Del Lord

Writer:

Andrew Bennison (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
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Storyline

The stooges are tricked by some con men into selling memberships to a phony duck hunting club. To the amazement of the con men, they sell all the memberships to the police department. When the bad guys skip town, the stooges are stuck at a duck-less lake with a lodge full of cops and plenty of trouble ahead. Moe and Larry stall the cops with duck decoys while Curly searches for some real ducks. The boys think their troubles are solved when Curly returns with a whole flock, but it turns out the ducks belong to local farmer and the boys leave in a hail of buckshot. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Never Duck a Duck See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Production number 444. See more »

Goofs

When the Stooges skid to a stop in front of the duck club, Moe slips and almost falls down. See more »

Quotes

Moe: Spread out and remember, ducks is ducks and cash is king.
Curly: And never the twain shall meet.
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Connections

Edited from A Pain in the Pullman (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

You'll Never Know Just What Tears Are
(uncredited)
Written by Ted Healy
Performed by Bud Jamison, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard
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Everything Is Just Ducky
7 July 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A Ducking We Will Go has the Three Stooges selling memberships in a phony duck hunting club at the behest of some conmen. Wouldn't you know the boys sell the memberships to practically the entire police force of a town and now really have to come through or duck for cover.

Most of this short subject is out in the woods with the hunters as the promised ducks fail to materialize so the boys have to improvise. There's a great gag with Moe and Larry as they slingshot decoys in the air that the hunters can shoot until Curly locates some real ducks.

Which sets up a very funny gag as the boys who've sunk their own rowboat now decide to get some ducks. In particular Curly has some problems with some ducks who decide to fight guns with water. It really gets hilarious as he's surrounded by spraying ducks.

This short particularly shows Curly's comic genius, don't miss it.


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