Plane Nuts

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Plane Nuts
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Directed by Jack Cummings
Written by Ted Healy
Matty Brooks
Starring Ted Healy
Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Bonnie Bonnell
Geneva Mitchell
Mary Halsey
Kathryn Crawford
Loretta Andrews
Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Dorothy Fields
Cinematography Busby Berkeley
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • September 16, 1933 (1933-09-16)
Running time
19:41
Country United States
Language English

Plane Nuts is the fourth of five short subjects starring Ted Healy and His Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard) released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1933. A musical-comedy film, the short also featured Bonnie Bonnell as Healy's love interest. The Stooges were billed as "Howard, Fine and Howard."

The musical numbers "Happy Landing" and "Dance Until Dawn" were lifted from the 1931 MGM feature film Flying High.[1]

According to Moe Howard and Larry Fine the film was originally planned as a feature film entitled Around the Worlds Backwards. A few individual 35mm frames survive of a scene with Healy and the Stooges piloting an airplane. Plane Nuts appears to be what would've been the feature's opening 2 reels, consisting of musical numbers recycled from other MGM films and a recreation of some of Ted Healy and His Stooges' stage act.

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Uncredited cast[edit]

  • Albertina Rasch Dancers as Themselves
  • Lorretta Andrews as Chorus Girl
  • Mildred Dixon as Chorus Girl
  • Mary Halsey as Chorus Girl

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