7.6/10
284
3 user 4 critic

The Tooth Will Out (1951)

The stooges graduate from dental school and go out west to open a practice. Everything goes well until Shemp "cures" an outlaw's toothache from the instructions in a carpentry book, and the... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Bernds

Writer:

Edward Bernds
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The stooges are facing eviction and decide to raise some money by becoming baby-sitters. Their first client is a women separated from her husband, who entrusts her son "Junior" to the boys'... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Hula-La-La (1951)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The stooges are dance instructors sent by a movie company to a tropical island to teach the natives how to dance so they can appear in a movie. The boys run into trouble with the local ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh McCollum
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The stooges become census takers and wind up in the apartment of a lady whose husband is both jealous and a knife thrower. When the husband arrives home, the boys try to hide, but are ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Pest Man Wins (1951)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The stooges are pest exterminators who drum up business by planting vermin in a ritzy mansion where a party is going on. The boys are hired, but must dress as guests to work unobserved. ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The stooges are investigators for the Onion Oil company. The company's service stations are being robbed by a gang of crooks, so the boys pose as gas station attendants to capture the bad guys.

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Larry is a pet dealer who's seeing Moe's wife while at the same time trying to steal Shemp's fiancée. When Moe's become suspicious, Larry attempts to frame Shemp as the boyfriend. He gets ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The stooges run a pet hospital and get an important patient, Garcon, a rich ladies poodle. When dognappers posing as reporters steal the poodle, the boys are in a tough spot. First they try... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The stooges are delivering some Arabian antiques, which include a magic lamp complete with genie. Three Arabian bad guys are after the magic lamp, but the stooges defeat them once they get ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The stooges are carpenters who are re-staining some furniture they've delivered to a boarding house. The plot gets complicated when the boys confront some crooks who are hiding out there. ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The stooges are bumbling electricians who decide to go away for a rest after they are fired for their incompetence. The rest home they choose is run by Dr. Mallard, a quack who cheats the ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Fright Night (1947)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The stooges are managers of "Chopper", a beefy boxer, and they bet their bank roll on his next fight. When a gangster tells them to have Chopper lose or they'll lose their lives, the boys ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The stooges are tricked into becoming stowaways by their neighbor "Borscht", a spy for an enemy country. Stranded on a freighter on the high seas, they discover that their friend has ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Margie Liszt Margie Liszt ... Miss Beebe
Vernon Dent ... Dr. Keefer--professor of dentistry
Edit

Storyline

The stooges graduate from dental school and go out west to open a practice. Everything goes well until Shemp "cures" an outlaw's toothache from the instructions in a carpentry book, and the boys must leave on the run. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Yank at the Dentist See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Emil Sitka almost ruined his reputation as a "1-take wonder" when he chased the Stooges down the street. Director Edward Bernds told him to ad-lib angry dialogue, and on the first take, Emil delivered a barrage of obscenities. The scene was re-shot after cast and crew stopped laughing. See more »

Quotes

Shemp Howard: Are you comfortable?
Shemp's First Patient: [mumbles]
[Moe pulls the cotton out of his mouth]
Shemp's First Patient: No.
Moe: Who asked you?
See more »

Soundtracks

My Lucky Strike
Written by Moe Howard, Larry Fine & Shemp Howard
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Go West!
10 April 2005 | by angus_deiSee all my reviews

Another great Stooges short. The boys serendipitously find themselves enrolled in Dental School after escaping their former employer's wrath (Emil Sitka with an Italian accent demoniacally swinging a cleaver---Shemp's high-sign warning to Moe: "George Washint'n! George Washint'n!"). Moe displays his keen mathematical acumen by taking the three-for-$25 option for their tuitions. Shemp falls head over heels for Vernon Dent's comely albeit enormously buck-toothed assistant, Margie Liszt, whose great uncle Franz had composed Hungarian Rhapsody Number 5 with this particular Stooges short in mind. And no wonder: where else will you ever see the Stooges sing in harmony, led by a ridiculously over-sized set of dentures? But Vernon Dent has the best line in the film when he implores the newly graduated (by default) Stooges to get as far away from his establishment as possible: "Go West! Go West!" Oh, if Horace Greeley could only have lived long enough to see this short! Of course he would have been about 150 years old, but why nitpick? The last scene, when Shemp has finally hung his shingle and set up shop, portends the future, for by inference Moe and Larry are his dental hygienists! It's never explained why Shemp gets to be the dentist, but you'll see right away that Moe and Larry knew what they were doing all along. The pace in this magnificent short never lets up, and Shemp, as usual, is brilliant. This one's a must-see.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed