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Violent Is the Word for Curly is the thirty-second Columbia short subject starring the Three Stooges.

Violent Is the Word for Curly


Moe, Larry and Curly are gas station attendants who accidentally blow up an automobile with three foreign professors going to Mildew's Girl College. The Stooges change into the professors' clothes and impersonate them at the school in hopes that no one finds out what they did. In class, the Stooges teach the girls how to "Swing the Alphabet," and follow up by teaching Mrs. Catsby how to play basketball, Stooge-style!



  • Violent Is the Word for Curly is one of the stooges film that was colorized, and was part of the released of 2004 DVD collection "Stooged & Confoosed."
  • Curly was injured during filming a scene while being tied around the wood, before being roasted.