1940

You Nazty Spy!

Release Date: 1/19/1940

When three politicians from a small country discover there is no money in peace, they decide to hire a paperhanger (Moe) as a puppet dictator. Classic Stooge short was the first Hollywood film to satirize the Nazis and Fascists from World War II (predated Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” by 9 months). Due to its historical significance, this was known as the favorite Stooge short of Larry, Moe and Jules White. Much of the short reflects the American Public’s knowledge of affairs in Germany at that time. First Stooge appearance by Stooge supporting player John Tyrrell. Read More »


Rockin’ Thru the Rockies

Release Date: 3/8/1940

A wagon train full of show biz girls tours the West, and the Stooges are assigned to protect them from Indians. First appearance by Stooge player Dorothy Appleby (former Miss Maine). Read More »


A Plumbing We Will Go

Release Date: 4/19/1940

The Stooges are would-be plumbers and mistake pipes filled with wires for water pipes. One of the most popular Stooge shorts. Dudly Dickersons battle in the kitchen is a classic, as well as his famous line: “This house is sho goin crazy!” Later remade with Shemp in “Vagabond Loafers” (1949) and “Scheming Shemers” (1956). Read More »


Nutty But Nice

Release Date: 6/14/1940

The Stooges operate a restaurant and try to help a little girl who becomes ill when her father, a bail bondsman, disappears with a lot of cash and the Stooges have to fight gangsters. Read More »


How High is Up?

Release Date: 7/26/1940

The Stooges secure construction jobs on a new building, but find they have to start on the 97th story! Read More »


From Nurse to Worse

Release Date: 8/23/1940

A buddy in the insurance racket tells the Stooges how to collect benefits by claiming Curly is crazy. But the scheme backfires when the doctor wants to operate! Read More »


No Census, No Feeling

Release Date: 10/4/1940

The Stooges new jobs have them taking the census, from an afternoon society party to a local football game. Read More »


Cookoo Cavaliers

Release Date: 11/15/1940

Messrs. Hook, Line and Sinker decide to get out of the fish business and into the saloon business. But their business broker mistakenly believes they want to buy a beauty salon, and sells them a dilapidated shop in Mexico Read More »


Boobs in Arms

Release Date: 12/27/1940

Greeting card salesmen Larry, Moe and Curly hide from an irate man in what they think is a bread line and find themselves inducted into military service. Title is a parody of MGM film “Babes in Arms” (1939) starring Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. Read More »