Playing the Ponies (1937)

Passed   |    |  Short, Comedy, Sport

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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 ... See full summary »


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19 June 2009 | Michael_Elliott
Decent Short
Playing the Ponies (1937)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The Stooges are running a junky restaurant where no client leaves happy or willing to tell their friends to visit. The boys overhear a couple con men talking about a horse and end up trading their restaurant for him. It turns out the horse is a total bust until Curly ends up feeding him some hot peppers. This here is certainly middle ground as far as the Stooges go but there are a few nice laugh scattered throughout the film. This certainly isn't a short I'd be going back to watch over and over again but there's enough here for at least one viewing. I found the first half with the restaurant to be the best as we get Curly doing several nice gags including the fishing bit as well as him constantly eating the salted peanuts. The customers in the film also get to deliver some nice lines as all of them leave the restaurant very unhappy about their "mud like" coffee and various other issues. The scene with the horse and feeding it hot peppers really didn't make me laugh even though it was mildly cute.

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15 October 1937



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