Production Information
“I Can Hardly Wait”
Studio: Columbia
Short Number: 73
Release Date: August 13, 1943
Running Time: 18:27

“You got me bald-headed in the mouth!”

Short Take

Moe, Larry and Curly are defense workers during WWII who come home from the job for a well deserved dinner. During their “rationed” meal Curly breaks his tooth eating a ham bone that Moe served him after an unfair meal allotment. The remainder of the film consists of a “dream sequence” where Moe makes multiple attempts to pull the broken tooth. These efforts are predictably fruitless and simply irritate Curly even more. Eventually, Curly goes to the dentist. If only the dentist could be sure about who the patient is supposed to be.

“I Can Hardly Wait” Cast & Crew

Directed byJules White
Produced byJules White
Written byClyde Bruckman
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Al Thompson
Bud Jamison
Lew Davis
Adele Mara
CinematographyJohn Stumar
Edited byCharles Hochberg

“I Can Hardly Wait” Trivia

  • The working title was Nothing But the Tooth
  • This is a remake of the 1928 Laurel & Hardy silent film Leave ‘Em Laughing

Production Notes

  • Filming took place from March 15-18, 1943
  • The official title is in quotation marks as it represents a phrase that Curly repeats throughout the film