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Dizzy Pilots (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 24 September 1943 (USA)
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The stooges are the Wrong brothers, three inventors trying to finish building an airplane they can sell to the army and thereby avoid the draft. When their plane, the "Buzzard", turns out ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules White

Writers:

Clyde Bruckman (story), Clyde Bruckman (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Curly Howard ... Curly Wrong (as Curly)
Larry Fine ... Larry Wrong (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe Wrong (as Moe)
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The stooges are the Wrong brothers, three inventors trying to finish building an airplane they can sell to the army and thereby avoid the draft. When their plane, the "Buzzard", turns out to be a flop, the boys are drafted into the army where they have trouble with a tough drill sergeant. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Trivia

Judy Malcolm and Sethma Williams appear in the lobby cards, one-sheet poster and publicity photos, but do not appear in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Curly throws the control lever out of the plane it can be heard landing on the stage floor. See more »

Quotes

Moe Wrong: [to Curly] Where's your vice?
Curly Wrong: Vice? I have no vice. I'm as pure as driven snow.
Moe Wrong: But ya drifted!
[bonk]
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Connections

Edited from Boobs in Arms (1940) See more »

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Great for most of it, but...
7 September 2009 | by Jim-500See all my reviews

The Wrong brothers building an airplane is a great idea, and the stooges do their classic comedy for most of this short. But when they crash their plane and the writers ran out of ideas, they had to recycle footage from Boobs in Arms to pad out the rest of the running time.

While there's nothing terribly bad about this, it's so obvious. The tone of the whole short changes. The ending--with the boys in the army--has absolutely nothing to do with what's gone before. They obviously recorded the introduction--Moe reading a draft letter--to try to make the ending somehow be related to the rest of the movie.

I only wish they had worked a little harder on an original ending--it would have made the short a true gem. But this ending is a let-down, so it's difficult to give it all the love I want to give it. I guess they just ran out of time.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pest Pilots See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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