WriterEugene Solow, Richard Wormser, Philip Rapp, Corey Ford Release dateMarch 3, 1938 (U.S.) CastJimmy Durante (Willie Gumbatz), Walter Connolly (Sam Lewis), Joan Perry (Jean Worthington), Charles Starrett (Ted Crosley), Craig E. Earle (Professor Quiz (as Professor Quiz)), Gertrude Niesen (Sarah) Similar moviesBirdman, Frozen, Pitch Perfect 2, Aladdin, Mulan, Into the Woods
TaglineLOONATIC...CROONATIC COMEDY MUSICAL!
Start Cheering is a 1938 musical motion picture starring Jimmy Durante, Walter Connolly and Joan Perry. It is best remembered today for a cameo appearance by The Three Stooges (Curly Howard, Moe Howard and Larry Fine), who were Columbia Pictures' short subject headliners at the time, as Campus Firemen. The film's choreography was by Danny Dare.
Film star Ted Crosley (Charles Starrett) is fed up with Hollywood and quits the movies to enroll in college under a fake name. While Ted tries to fit in at academia, his frustrated managers (Walter Connolly, Jimmy Durante) try to have him expelled from the college in order for him to resume his Hollywood career.