A stage director is trying to put on a musical/comedy revue, but has to contend with temperamental musicians, an inept stage crew and his three idiot sons.

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Ted Healy ...
Father
Henry Armetta ...
Italian Musician
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Son (as Howard Fine and Howard)
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Son (as Howard Fine and Howard)
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Son (as Howard Fine and Howard)
Bonnie Bonnell ...
Bonnie (as Bonny)
The Albertina Rasch Girls ...
Themselves - Dancers
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Edward Brophy ...
Brophy
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Miss Hayes
Jack 'Tiny' Lipson ...
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A stage director is trying to put on a musical/comedy revue, but has to contend with temperamental musicians, an inept stage crew and his three idiot sons.

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16 September 1933 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(2-strip Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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A copy of this lost film (since 1967) was rediscovered in 2013. See more »

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Edited from It's a Great Life (1929) See more »

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I'm Sailing on a Sunbeam
Music by Dave Dreyer
Lyrics by Ballard MacDonald
Sung by Lawrence Gray
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The Lost Stooges Short is Found at last!
3 October 2013 | by (New York City, USA) – See all my reviews

This film was thought to be lost, as the last known copy was destroyed in the 1967 MGM vault fire that also resulted in "London After Midnight" and "The Rogue Song" becoming lost films.

But a few years ago, an Australian film collector named Malcolm Smith contacted the Vitaphone Project and said he had a print. Mr. Smith sent it to America, where the Vitaphone Project transferred it to safety stock and restored it a bit. Until its recent showings at New York's Film Forum, it had been unseen in the US for roughly 80 years. Thanks to Mr. Smith and a few of his friends, who rescued numerous film cannisters from a trip to an Aussie landfill, "Hello, Pop!" and many other films have been preserved for posterity. Thus the Stooges' oeuvre of short films is now preserved in toto.

The film itself is nothing special, an early example of cinematic recycling. The musical numbers are recycled from the never-released revue "The March of Time." Ted Healy plays an exasperated stage director just like Sydney Toler did in the Keaton-Durante "Speak Easily." The Stooges play -believe it or not- Healy's children! I'll leave the rest to your imagination.

But the two-strip Technicolor is gorgeous, and it's great to see the Three Stooges in their prime and in color. So it's worth seeing...once.

"Hello, Pop!" is a poor film, but a significant historical artifact.


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