They Stooge to Conga (1943)
Director: Del Lord
Screenplay: Monte Collins, Elwood Ullman
Stars: Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Lloyd Bridges, Vernon Dent, Dudley Dickerson and Christine McIntyre
The boys are are door-to-door repairmen hired to fix a doorbell. When they discover that the house belongs to Nazi spies, it is up to them to save the day. What could go wrong?
Thoughts (beware of spoilers)…
They Stooge to Conga was often edited to exclude the violence where Curly climbs the power pole. Curly on his way up (and wearing spikes) steps on Moe’s head, then spikes him in the ear and eye! Other violent scenes include: Curly getting his rear set on fire, Moe pulled through a wall, a grinding wheel to the nose, wrench to the nose, multiple electric shocks, sitting on a hot waffle iron, exploding telephone as it is answered, multiple hammer strikes to the head… NYUK-NYUK-NYUK.
Lloyd Bridges has a cameo!
This is the third time that Moe parodies Adolph Hitler. It cracks me up every time.
They Stooge to Conga earns 5 of 5 stars.