July 30 / Prod. No. 568 / 17
m / p Del Lord and Hugh McCollum
/ d Del Lord / st
scr Elwood Ullman and Monty Collins /
ph Benjamin Kline
/ e Paul Borofsky / a
Victor Greene / C: Dick Curtis (Kelly)
and Vernon Dent (Marshall Boring)
Moe, Larry and Curly travel to
England with intentions of joining the R.A.F. as pilots, but wind
up working as garage mechanics when Curly fails an intelligence test.
Of course the Stooges prove they know very little about cars by ruining
the Colonel's automobile (which only had a little squeak). When the
Colonel threatens to kill them for messing up the motor pool, the
trio go AWOL in what they think is a sewar pipe, but turns out to
be a giant bomb headed for Germany. The Stooges take an unwanted free
ride and get dropped right in the middle of Nazi General Bommel's
headquarters. Uninjured by the mild explosion, Larry hides in the
wine cellar, while Moe and Curly disguise themselves as German officers.
When Marshall Boring arrives to review Nazi war plans, Larry is discovered
when the Marshall requests a bottle of wine. Thinking ahead, Larry
had a disguise of his own and was dressed as a homely German fraulein.
General Bommel falls for Larry, and the boys steal the German war
This is one of the few times that Dick
York can be seen in a Stooges short without monster makeup. York
would occasionally turn up on The Lone Ranger TV shows as a villain.
a tense garage scene at the beginning of the short, Larry starts the
Colonel's car to listen for a squeak. Moe is under the rear end checking
the exhaust when Larry turns the car over, and the tire sends Moe rolling
his head gets stuck in a large pipe. A favorite of many Stooge fans,
as the next several minutes features Larry and Curly in a mad attempt
to get Moe out of the pipe before he suffocates!