WriterEwart Adamson, Jack White Release dateMay 28, 1943 (U.S.)
TaglineAny resemblance between the characters in this picture and other human beings is a dirty shame.
Back From the Front is the 70th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1943 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 Stooges join the war effort by enlisting in the Merchant Marines. While aboard ship, they have a brief altercationwith Lt. Dungen (Vernon Dent), a secret German Nazi officer, and then mistake a torpedo for a beached whale. Moe says they have to kill it, and it promptly explodes. After being lost at sea for several days, they come across the SS Schicklgruber and climb aboard. Now with fully grown beards, they encounter Lt. Dungen again, who does not recognize them. After realizing they are in with a nest of German sailors, they eventually overtake the crew and toss them overboard.