Loco Boy Makes Good
|Loco Boy Makes Good|
|Directed by||Jules White|
|Produced by||Jules White|
|Written by||Felix Adler
|Editing by||Jerome Thoms|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Running time||17' 24"|
Desperate to pay their rent, the Stooges get some easy money by having Curly slip on a bar of soap in a hotel lobby so they can sue the owner. Curly slips as planned but the hotel turns out to be run by an old lady who is about to lose her lease to the evil landlord. The trio then decide to help her fix up the place and start by beating up the landlord and stealing his watch.
After their usual antics in renovating the place, the hotel is ready for the grand re-opening. The boys put on a big show with famous critic Waldo Twitchell in attendance. Their corny act goes over poorly until Curly accidentally puts on a magicians coat and becomes a sensation and the place is a success.
- Curly: (storming to the dressing room) "How do ya like that?! Hittin' me with a tomato! And Major Bow said I had talent!"
- Balbo: (chuckles) "A tomato, 'uh?"
- Curly: "Yeah, a cowardly tomato, one that hits you and runs!"
- Patron: "Excuse me, waiter, do you have pâté de fois gras?"
- Larry: (confused) "...I'll see if the band can play it."
Loco Boy Makes Good was the first Three Stooges short released after the Attack on Pearl Harbor.
Loco Boy Makes Good is filled with parodies and timely references. The film title itself parodies the expression "Local Boy Makes Good," a generic small-town newspaper headline about a local citizen who has achieved a major accomplishment.Loco is Spanish for "crazy." In addition, the character name "Waldo Twitchell" is pun of the name Walter Winchell.
The Stooges' act is billed as "Nill, Null & Void: Three Hams Who Lay Their Own Eggs, appearing in the Kokonuts Grove". The "Kokonuts Grove" is a reference to the Cocoanut Grove, later the site of the deadly 1942 Cocoanut Grove fire.
- Solomon, Jon. (2002) The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion, p. 205; Comedy III Productions, Inc., ISBN 0-9711868-0-4