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Playing the Ponies (1937)

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Short | 15 min | Comedy, Short

The stooges are cheated into trading their restaurant for Thunderbolt, a washed up race horse, and enter the horse racing industry. When Curly feeds Thunderbolt some chili pepperinos, he runs like crazy towards the nearest water. The boys ...See moreThe stooges are cheated into trading their restaurant for Thunderbolt, a washed up race horse, and enter the horse racing industry. When Curly feeds Thunderbolt some chili pepperinos, he runs like crazy towards the nearest water. The boys quickly discover Thunderbolt's sudden burst of speed and enter Thunderbolt in a big race. With jockey Larry feeding Thunderbolt the pepperinos, and Moe and Curly on a motorcycle leading him with a bucket of water, they win the race. Finally, the stooges enjoy the good life as Thunderbolt eats peanuts out of a large bowl in celebration. Written by Mitch Shapiro See less
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Writers
Al Giebler (screenplay) | Elwood Ullman (screenplay) | Charlie Melson (screenplay) | Irv Frisch (story) | Will Harr (story)
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Updated Oct 15, 1937

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Oct 15, 1937 (United States)

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12 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Curly Howard
Curly (as Curly) Curly (as Curly)   See fewer
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Larry Fine
Larry (as Larry) Larry (as Larry)   See fewer
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Moe Howard
Moe (as Moe) Moe (as Moe)   See fewer
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Billy Bletcher
Announcer (uncredited) Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Copeland
Con Man (uncredited) Con Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lew Davis
Con Man (uncredited) Con Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Dorety
Stunned Pepperino Eater (uncredited) Stunned Pepperino Eater (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Haskell
Customer ordering veal (uncredited) Customer ordering veal (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Irving
Higgins (uncredited) Higgins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack 'Tiny' Lipson
Customer (uncredited) Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Lufkin
Race Starter (uncredited) Race Starter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Phillips
Butler (uncredited) Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 400 votes