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Uncivil Warriors (1935)

Approved | | Short, Comedy, War | 26 April 1935 (USA)
Set in the civil war, the stooges are spies for the north. They impersonate southern officers and infiltrate the enemy ranks to get valuable information. On the run when they are discovered... See full summary »

Director:

Del Lord

Writers:

Felix Adler (story), Felix Adler (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Moe Howard ... Operator 14 / Captain Dodge (as Moe)
Larry Fine ... Operator 12 / Lieutenant Duck (as Larry)
Curly Howard ... Operator 15 / Major Hyde (as Curley)
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Storyline

Set in the civil war, the stooges are spies for the north. They impersonate southern officers and infiltrate the enemy ranks to get valuable information. On the run when they are discovered, they hide in a cannon and are blown back to their northern headquarters. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Bombarding you with laughs! See more »

Genres:

Short | Comedy | War | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Operators 12, 14 and 15 See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first short in which the Stooges mention "Good Time Charlie". When the Stooges meet a guard, they often reference Charlie. The guard asks who Charlie is, and a Stooge replies that "everybody knows Charlie. He walks like this." The Stooges then demonstrate a silly walk until they get clear of the guard, at which point they take off running. This is a recurring joke in the Stooge shorts. Here, they actually meet a soldier named Charlie, who asks the Stooges, "Are you all looking for me?" See more »

Goofs

When Judith uses a round padded cloth cushion to take another layer of the cake out of the oven she remarks that it has a hole and the stuffing is seen coming out so she throws it away and it lands in a baking dish on a table near Curly. Curly then takes the cushion out of the baking dish and uses it as the next layer in the cake. However the cushion no longer has a rip or stuffing showing, top or bottom of the cushion. See more »

Quotes

Operator 14: I baked a cake once, but it fell and killed the cat.
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Connections

Referenced in The Three Stooges (2000) See more »

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One of the Stooges' Funniest
21 December 2000 | by director1616See all my reviews

"Uncivil Warriors" is one of the funniest shorts that the 3 Stooges have ever done. Though "Men In Black" was nominated for an Oscar in the Short Subject category, this film could have been nominated as well in 1935. The Three Stooges displayed their greatest comedic energy between 1934 and 1937, and "Uncivil Warriors" is a gem among all of their films. The funniest scene is when the boys are masquerading as Confederate officers and Curly has to dress up as an officer's wife. But when the boys have to "produce" a child to keep up the masquerade and the child is black, that is hysterical. That was a joke that was very brave to do in 1935 - the same year that Southern theater owners didn't want their audiences to see a dance number between Shirley Temple and Bill "Bo Jangles" Robinson. Much respect goes to director Del Lord - for letting the Stooges go to the comedic edge of the universe. Also, much respect goes to actor Bud Jamison, one of the best straight men in comedy at that time. Had Jamison not passed away in 1944, he would have been very much a part of the Stooges legend. Now that television is editing all of the Stooges films for commercial time, it is better to get all of your favorite Stooges films on VHS or DVD.


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