From Nurse to Worse (1940 film)

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From Nurse To Worse
Directed by Jules White
Produced by Jules White
Written by Clyde Bruckman
Charles L. Kimball
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Lynton Brent
Vernon Dent
Dudley Dickerson
Dorothy Appleby
Ned Glass
Cy Schindell
John Tyrrell
Al Thompson
Cinematography Benjamin H. Kline
Edited by Mel Thorsen
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • August 23, 1940 (1940-08-23) (U.S.)
Running time
Country United States
Language English

From Nurse To Worse is the 49th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1940 starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard). The comedians released 190 short films for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


The boys are painters who run into their old friend Jerry, an insurance salesman (Lynton Brent). He promises them that if they take out a policy on Curly proving that he has gone insane, they can collect $500 a month. Moe and Larry bring Curly on a leash to the office of Dr. D. Lerious (Vernon Dent). Curly's pretending to be a hound is so over the top that the doctor declares he must operate. The Stooges flee, and hide out in the back of a dog catcher's truck and are soon infested with fleas. Dr. Lerious eventually catches up with the Stooges, and Curly is sent straight for the operating room. Eventually, the trio get away on a gurney, bump into their pal Jerry, and give him the works.

Production notes[edit]

From Nurse to Worse was filmed on May 15–18, 1940.[1]

The footage of the Stooges sailing through the city streets was lifted from Dizzy Doctors.[2] The voice on the police scanner is Moe's.[2]


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