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An Ache in Every Stake (1941)

The stooges are icemen who, while delivering ice to a house on the top of a high hill, destroy several cakes that a wealthy man is trying to bring home. When their antics cause the servants... See full summary »

Director:

Del Lord

Writers:

Lloyd French (story) (as Lloyd A. French), Lloyd French (screenplay) (as Lloyd A. French)
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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 icemen who, while delivering ice to a house on the top of a high hill, destroy several cakes that a wealthy man is trying to bring home. When their antics cause the servants at their customer's house to quit, the boys are hired to take their place and prepare a dinner party. What they don't know is that the party is for the man whose cakes they wrecked. When Moe's gas filled cake explodes and the man realizes who they are, they must leave in a hurry. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Short | Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All This and Bedlam Too 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

The turkey stuffing gags were performed seven years earlier by Shemp Howard in his Vitaphone short subject A Peach of a Pair (1934); the director of that film was Lloyd French, this movie's screenwriter. See more »

Goofs

The ice truck is parked at the bottom of the staircase, but when the taxi drops Mr. Lawrence off, the truck is nowhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Larry: [hands Curly a block of ice] Here.
Moe: [hands Curly another block of ice] Here!
Curly: Here?
Moe: No, up there!
Curly: Nyaaaah!
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Connections

Featured in Jump 'N the Saddle Band: The Curly Shuffle (1983) See more »

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Nice Stooges Short
20 June 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

An Ache in Every Stake (1941)

*** (out of 4)

Nice short has The Three Stooges working as ice delivery men but they can't seem to get a block up a large flight of stairs so they must come up with a new plan. After finally reaches the top of the steps they end up filling in for a cook at a birthday part and sure enough everything goes wrong. This isn't a classic from the trio but I think there are enough laughs to make it worth viewing. As with many of their shorts, this one here isn't the most original thing out there as many elements were borrowed from Laurel and Hardy's THE MUSIC BOX but these elements are mainly kept to the first half. The impact isn't nearly as good as that film but I think we get some pretty good violence early on and especially the scenes with Curly's head stuck in a block of ice and Moe and Larry have to get it out. The cooking scenes aren't all that original either but the three really sell it and get some nice laughs.


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