Production Information
Mutts to You
Studio: Columbia
Short Number: 35
Release Date: October 14, 1938
Running Time: 18:02

“That’s a fine broth of a boy you have there. Is he on the bottle yet?” “I should say not! He don’t smoke, drink nor chew.”

Short Take

The Stooges operate a successful dog grooming business featuring a conveyor belt and a water wheel that requires Curly to pedal a stationary bicycle in order to keep water flowing. Among The Stooges’ clients is an affluent couple (Bess Flowers and Lane Chandler), who have an elaborate misunderstanding that leads to their baby being left momentarily on the front doorstep just as The Stooges pass by on their way home from work. Thinking the infant has been abandoned, the trio take the child back to their apartment house, despite the firm rule of no babies or dogs being allowed on the premises.

When The Stooges see the afternoon newspaper saying the baby was kidnapped, they attempt to return the infant to his parents. Moe and Larry disguise Curly as the baby’s mother, dubbing him “Mrs. O’Toole.” Unfortunately, Policeman O’Halloran (Bud Jamison) strikes up a conversation with the “Irish mother”, concludes that they are the kidnappers, and tries to apprehend them. The Boys make a run for it, but O’Halloran chases after them. After O’Halloran catches The Boys, the Mannings reunite, explain the misunderstanding, and The Stooges are free to go. When Mrs. Manning exclaims how filthy the baby is, The Stooges put him through the dog washing machine, but Curly accidentally messes up the controls, resulting in the machine slapping the baby’s bottom.

Mutts to You Cast & Crew

Directed byCharley Chase
Produced byCharley Chase
Hugh McCollum
Written byAl Giebler
Elwood Ullman
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Bess Flowers
Bud Jamison
Vernon Dent
Lane Chandler
Cy Schindell
CinematographyAllen G. Siegler
Edited byArt Seid

Mutts to You Trivia

Production Notes

  • Filming for Mutts to You took place from March 30 to April 2, 1938