|Directed by||Del Lord|
|Screenplay by||Al Ray|
|Story by||Charlie Melson|
|Produced by||Jules White|
|Cinematography||Benjamin H. Kline|
|Edited by||Charles Nelson|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Dizzy Doctors is a 1937 short subject directed by Del Lord starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard). It is the 21st entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.
The snoring, layabout Stooges are awakened near midday by their wives, who demand that they find jobs. The boys soon stumble on company president Dr. Bright (Horace Murphy), who is in desperate need of salesmen for his new product called Brighto, which has the tagline "Brighto: makes old bodies new." Thinking the liquid is polish, the Stooges take to the streets where they eagerly demonstrate Brighto for prospective customers, but application of the product damages a policeman's (Bud Jamison) sleeve by Larry, destroys another man's shoe by Moe, and ultimately removes the paint from a man's (Vernon Dent) new car. The angry owner of the car joins with the policeman in hot pursuit of the salesmen.
On the run, the Stooges return to Dr. Bright's office to complain that the polish is so bad they "almost got pinched". Dr. Bright admonishes the Stooges, telling them it is medicine, not polish. However, he still agrees to give them another chance as salesmen. Rejuvenated, the boys work their way into Los Arms Hospital and try to sell Brighto to the patients. Eventually, they enter the superintendent's office to try to make a sale, but the superintendent is the same man whose car's paint job was ruined, and another chase ensues. The Stooges try to escape into an elevator, but the man is inside, so the Stooges close the door on him and send him to the top floor by turning the elevator arrow. The boys then make a hasty exit by riding a hospital gurney into the street, where they use a blanket as a sail. After causing an auto accident, they run home, jump through a window into their bed, and resume sleeping.
- Moe Howard as Moe
- Larry Fine as Larry
- Curly Howard as Curly
- June Gittelson as Moe's wife
- Blanche Payson as Larry's wife
- Ione Leslie as Curly's wife
- Vernon Dent as Dr. Harry Arms
- Horace Murphy as Dr. Bright
- Betty McMahon as Dr. Bright's secretary
- Bud Jamison as Cop
- Jack "Tiny" Lipson as Shoe shine customer
- Lew Davis as Man in small car
- William J. Irving as Surgeon
- Al Thompson as 2nd surgeon
- Cy Schindell, Sam Lufkin as Pursuing orderlies
- Bobby Burns as Patient in wheelchair
- Frank Mills as Sleeping patient
- A. R. Haysel as Dandruff patient
- Harlene Wood as Sleeping/Dandruff patients' attending nurse
- Ella McKenzie as Desk nurse
- Gertrude Messinger, Elaine Waters as Nurses
This is the first of three Stooge shorts with the word "dizzy" in the title.
A colorized version of this film was released in 2006. It was part of the DVD collection entitled "Stooges on the Run".
- Dizzy Doctors at threestooges.net
- Pauley, Jim (2012). The Three Stooges Hollywood Filming Locations. Solana Beach, California: Santa Monica Press, LLC. p. 79. ISBN 9781595800701.
- Solomon, Jon (2002). The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion. Comedy III Productions, Inc. p. 103. ISBN 0-9711868-0-4.