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Clyde Bruckman (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 December 1939 (USA) See more »
The stooges are phone repairmen who are mistaken for the psychiatrists in whose office they are working... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Lorna Gray ... Sherry Rumsford

Don Beddoe ... J. Rumsford Rumsford
Bud Jamison ... Williams - Butler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beatrice Blinn ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Gloria Blondell ... Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
Beatrice Curtis ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Ann Doran ... Countess (uncredited)
Richard Fiske ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Painter / Party Guest (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Dr. York (uncredited)
Victor Travers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Evelyn Young ... Receptionist (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
Clyde Bruckman (original screenplay)

Produced by
Jules White .... associate producer
Cinematography by
George Meehan 
Film Editing by
Charles Nelson 
Music Department
Leigh Harline .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ben Oakland .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
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18 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Did You Know?

It has long been claimed that, during the cream puff fight, Lorna Gray (Sheri Rumsford) had a cream puff accidentally lodged into her throat. However, Miss Gray has said that the story is exaggerated. She was quite surprised at its impact and accuracy (as seen in her eyes, on-screen), but says she was never in any distress or required any medical attention.See more »
[to Curly]
Moe:Why don't you get a toupee with some brains in it!
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Oh Boy! This Is Hilarious!, 31 October 2010
Author: Humphrey Fish from United States

Is Three Sappy People a pleasant and hilarious Three Stooges short film? Well I most certainly think that it is! In my honest to goodness point of view, this Three Stooges short film is not just pleasant and hilarious, it is totally and completely hilarious! I have to give this a hands down, this is another one of the best Three Stooges shorts that I have ever seen in my whole entire life, and not only that, but it has also became one of my favorite Three Stooges shorts that I have ever seen! So all in all, the Three Stooges have perfected another extremely hysterical short film that I laughed at all the way through!

Well what else do I think of this short? I think that it is honestly one of their funniest shorts of the year 1939, because it is one of the ones that really stands out a lot! And considering that I own this as part of the Three Stooges Collection, Volume Two, I can watch this whenever I like!

So in short, if you are looking for a hysterical Three Stooges short to watch, then this is one that you should watch, because trust me, it really is something that hysterical!


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