Three Little Sew and Sews (1939)
Director: Del Lord
Screenplay: Ewart Adamson
Stars: Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Ned Glass, Charles Dorety, Lane Chandler, Vernon Dent, Bud Jamison, Al Thompson and Cy Schindell
Our boys are Navy tailors getting ready for shore leave. As they clean up, Curly gets the bright idea to “borrow” an Admiral’s uniform. Using Curly’s new identity the boys get into a high class party. Nazi spies decide to take advantage of “the Admiral and his two escorts”. It will be up to our boys to save a US submarine. What could go wrong?
Thoughts (beware of spoilers)…
Three Little Sew and Sews uses the tried and true gag of a spring getting attached to a person’s rear. In this case it is Curly’s and is the funniest example of them all. Curly really shines in this one. He has a scene where he’s taunting Moe and Larry while they are in jail. It’s a simple scene but Curly makes it work. Of course the same could be said of his other moments.
This is also one of the few Stooges shorts where they die at the end… the good news is they earn their wings. ; )
The Little Sew and Sews earns 5 of 5 stars.