SPOOK LOUDER (1943) - A strange premise this short has, since the boys aren't the main attention of the film, and they only appear in flashback. This short is okay, but had very poor and mysterious editing (making the film even stranger), and the ending was just plain predictable and weak. Not one of their better shorts. The infamous scene with Mr. Graves mistaking Curly for a Jap spy is edited out on several TV prints nowadays.
MEN IN BLACK (1934) - An early Stooge short. The Stooges are working at the Los Arms hospital, and disturb staff members and patients. Don't really like this much. There's very little plot, and a lot of the jokes and gags are more bizarre than funny, and go way over my head. To this day, I still wonder why this short was nominated for an Academy Award, but not much better classics like A PLUMBING WE WILL GO, DISORDER IN THE COURT, YOU NAZTY SPY, BOOBS IN ARMS, MICRO-PHONIES, HOI POLLOI, and the list goes on!
IF A BODY MEETS A BODY (1945) - A pretty weak film. The set-up wasn't too bad, but what really hurts this is several weak scenes, and the major thing, Curly's failing health. I'm not sure if Curly's stroke happened just yet, but he shows the ill symptoms here. He slips into his deep voice several times, and his timing is off (watch that 'match on back of the neck' gag - Curly really botched that scene!). Overall, a slow and pretty weak film.
A mild tape, with nothing that really sticks out. Mediocre.