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SOME MORE OF SAMOA

An ailing eccentric millionaire hires three tree surgeons - guess who - to get a mate for his puckerless persimmon tree, which can only be found on the island of Rhum Boogie. The Stooges wind up on the cannibals' menu when Curly refuses to marry the chieftain's sister.



The "idol with many hands" gag was redone in HULA-LA-LA (1951).

When Curly tells Moe to "Beat me, Daddy, down to the floor," he is paraphrasing the lyrics of a popular song -- "Beat me, Daddy, eight to the bar."

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Featuring
Moe, Larry and Curly
Release Date
December 04, 1941
Studio
Columbia
Production Type
Short Subject
Duration
16.75 min.
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Production Notes   (2)
Prod. No.:   511
Shooting Days:   4 days   From: 1941-05-12   To: 1941-05-15

Stooge Mayhem   (Avg. 2.00)
Face Slaps: 8 Eye Pokes: 0 Head Bonks: 0 Pastry Thrown: 0

Stooge Quotes   (4)
  • "Hi Amos!" "Hi Andy." "How's Light'nin'?" "I don't know, but I think it's gonna strike any minute."
    (Larry & Moe)

  • "The end of your shoe ain't important." "Well this one is... I think it had my toes in it!"
    (Moe & Larry)

  • "Cheer up... we kill or cure."
    (Curly)

  • "Beat me, Daddy, down to the floor!"
    (Curly)


Stooge Goofs   (7)
  • Belt Off/On
    After Moe uses his belt to open the alligator's mouth, the natives chase the Stooges off andMoe's carrying his belt as they are leaving. But he's suddenly wearing the belt when they reach the boat.

  • Changing Colors
    The apple in Curly's mouth changes from light to dark in several shots. Also, him saying â€Å"Soup bone” must've been dubbed in because he couldn't have said it so clearly with that apple in his mouth.

  • Changing outfit
    Curly wears a tiger stipe "Tarzan" suit that changes to a leopard skin for the very last shot of the film.

  • Disappearing Flour Stains
    When Curly is circling around in front of the hut after getting away from the cook, he has flour on the front of his shirt. Then when he's in the hut fighting with the spirit, he doesn't have flour on him. Finally, when he comes back out of the hut with the Puckerless Persimmon Plant, he has flour on him again.

  • Revealing Mistake
    When Moe beats Curly on the head with a malletto shorten him back to normal size, you can hear the sound of a jack in the background for a few seconds, which is what they used in real life to lower Curly.

  • Unintentional Hit
    When the Stooges are switching places during their tree operation, Curly accidentally hits his face on one of the tree limbs.

  • Visible Tape
    When the alligator is crawling over to Curly, you can see the tape covering its mouth.


Stooge Routines   (5)
  • Cotton!
    The Stooges are doctors operating on something. When one of the Stooges asks another Stooge for cotton, he gets ignored at first, so then he yells "COTTON!" even louder, followed by the other Stooge angrily throwing the cotton in his face.
    Also used in:  MEN IN BLACK  ·   ALL GUMMED UP

  • Fighting a spirit/monster
    A Stooge tries to take something that's guarded by a spirit or monster, but the spirit/monster keeps slapping and hitting the Stooge before he can take it. This goes on for a while until the Stooge finally hits back, stopping the spirit/monster and allowing the Stooge to take what he came for.
    Also used in:  HULA-LA-LA

  • Hello...hello...hello
    The Stooges answer a phone and say "Hello...hello...hello" musically.
    Also used in:  DIZZY DETECTIVES  ·   SCOTCHED IN SCOTLAND  ·   FOR CRIMIN' OUT LOUD  ·   JERKS OF ALL TRADES

  • Losing the end of a shoe
    A Stooge gets the end of his shoe cut off, and thinks that his toes were taken off as well.
    Also used in:  FUELIN' AROUND  ·   HOT STUFF

  • Needle accidentally in behind
    A Stooge accidentally backs into a needle.
    Also used in:  CALLING ALL CURS  ·   SPACE SHIP SAPPY


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Fan Reviews   (11)
Re: SOME MORE OF SAMOA
Posted 2010-04-30 21:18:56 by Shemp_Diesel
Edited 2015-01-16 11:05:02 by Shemp_Diesel

The first half of this one is excellent; Curly's transfusion, the scenes with the old man & Symona Boniface and Mary Ainslee thinking the stooges are cutting off his leg, all top notch stoogery. It slows down a bit when the boys hit the Isle of Rhumboogie, but overall there's not much to complain about. Watch it.

8 pokes


Reviewer's Rating: (8)
Re: SOME MORE OF SAMOA
Posted 2011-01-16 06:11:29 by diddymuck
There are small moments in the stooges' shorts that, tho easy to miss, are incomparably hilarious. One of those moments is in this piece! Namely the Boogie-Woogie moment when the boys dance about the coot's living room in rhythm. Curly is wild here, Moe adds to the hilarity by playing his head like a drum and even the millionaire is in the swing, bobbing in time to the action! A super memory! ALSO: that incredible effect when Curly gets a dose of his plant grower and his legs stretch like 9 feet! How did they do that stunt safely and within budget? Top Stooge moment from a howlingly funny short.
Re: SOME MORE OF SAMOA
Posted 2008-10-17 16:35:14 by ForthStooge
I agree that this one is a weak one. Seems that when the focus is moved out of the typical (city) setting the gags suffer. When they get to the island the laughs fall flat and the gags are just plain dumb.

Reviewer's Rating: (6)
Re: SOME MORE OF SAMOA
Posted 2002-07-11 11:13:00 by jaronson
Hey Dunrobin, you made a mistake with the cast credits. The nurse is played by Mary Ainslee and the King's sister is played by Louise Carver. Anyway, very good short with a great evil spirit scene, although I thought it was funnier with Moe in HULA-LA-LA, but still very funny here.Grade: A-

Reviewer's Rating: (9)
Re: SOME MORE OF SAMOA
Posted 2002-01-22 23:35:00 by hassan ben sober
Im not sure why but this short does not do it for me, I mean it started out real good with the stooges as tree doctors, but as soon as they got on the island it just really seemed to drag. Not enough to be a real stinker but it could have been alot better. 2-1/2 pokes. ive had a few to many myself
Re: SOME MORE OF SAMOA
Posted 2002-01-17 03:38:00 by waynesworld
I'll bet the "Amos & Andy" scene would be deleted in a politically correct society.I hate PC! like others have said, I think its censorship.I never understood the ending where the stooges go underwater. I thought Curly would have been a hero after recovering the stranely named tree(sorry, I can't remember what the name was)."For Duty & Humanity"
Re: SOME MORE OF SAMOA
Posted 2001-09-23 23:02:00 by Mike Holme
This is a classic. I watched it again and it belongs up there with "Three Little Beers" and "An Ache In Every Stake". Larry was ignored in the first half but in the second half he got a lot more attention. The scene in which Curly grows is hilarious and so was the Amos and Andy impressions done by Moe and Larry. This one is nothing short of...4 pokesMike HolmeEdited by - Mike Holme on 9/30/2001 8:08:15 PM
Re: SOME MORE OF SAMOA
Posted 2001-06-15 14:13:00 by Dunrobin
You're right! According to the filmography in "The Three Stooges Scrapbook", Lousie Carver plays the nurse, and the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) also says the Mary Ainslee played the king's sister. But when I looked into it further, I realized that Louise Carver played the old bat in "Dizzy Doctors" (Curly offers to rub a little of his Brighto on her "body"), and Mary Ainslee played "Mary" in "Hokus Pocus," so you're absolutely correct. I'll correct the cast list as soon as I get a chance. :-)A poke in the eyes and three bonks on the head for Kingsley. (Oh, a wise guy, eh?) Dunrobin (the Webmaster)

Reviewer's Rating: (10)
Re: SOME MORE OF SAMOA
Posted 2001-06-15 12:45:00 by Kingsley
Webmaster - I think you made a mistake in your cast listing - isn't Louise Carver the King's sister, and Mary Ainslee the nurse?
Re: SOME MORE OF SAMOA
Posted 2001-03-26 11:28:00 by Uncle Mortimer
Add me in too, I love this one. It has a strange quality in the first half that I enjoy. Just as SDJ, I like the "I think my toes were in there!" line from Larry. And hey, this one's introed by Dr. Anita Hug on AMC. She's tied to a tree, being tortured.....perfect!
Re: SOME MORE OF SAMOA
Posted 2001-03-07 08:30:00 by sickdrjoe
Jeez, and I thought I was a perfectionist! Seems everybody but me has some bone to pick with this short, but I laughed hard throughout the whole thing. The oft-derided second half (on the island with the cannibals) isn't as slow as you might be led to believe. Of course, I pretty much love EVERYTHING the boys did in this 39-43 period: even when the situations are slightly stale, you can always count on great Curly sound effects (HMMMMM!!!), snarling punishment from Moe and there's always AT LEAST one glove save from Larry in nets ("I think my toes were in there!"). Nothing wrong with SAMOA that watching it while nursing a single-malt won't cure. At the very least, it's not another Western spoof!

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