The Three Stooges in “Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise” (1939)

Here’s a great Stooges short from 1939, “Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise”.  This is definitely one of the boy’s best shorts.  It’s not only hilarious, but it’s got a solid story structure, with a good set up and payoff at the end, and its got some really hilarious gags (Curly: “Hey, don’t look now, but I think we’re about to be killed!  Nyuk Nyuk!”)  What’s also interesting about this short is Curly’s performance.  He’s actually got some good character development in this, and while he’s still the worlds biggest knucklehead as ever, his character comes off a little smarter this time around (don’t worry, that’s not saying much!). 

This short definitely surprised me, and I think it’s one of their finest!


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