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In the Sweet Pie and Pie (1941)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  16 October 1941 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
Curly (as Curly)
Larry (as Larry)
Moe (as Moe)
Dorothy Appleby ...
Tiska Jones
Mary Ainslee ...
Taska Jones
Ethelreda Leopold ...
Baska Jones


The stooges are convicts about to be executed for some murders they didn't commit. The day before the execution they are tricked into marrying three rich girls who need husbands to collect a legacy. At the last minute the real murderers confess and the stooges are pardoned. The girls are now stuck with the stooges so they plot to get rid of them by making them become gentlemen. The girl's lawyer convinces them to throw a big party in the hope that the stooges will humiliate them and they can get a divorce. The boys do just that as the party degenerates into a wild pie fight. But the girls decide to keep the stooges and give their lawyer the boot. Written by Mitch Shapiro <>

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lawyer | execution | convict | pie fight | pie | See more »


Comedy | Short





Release Date:

16 October 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Well, I'll Be Hanged  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ethelreda Leopold, who played Baska, the blonde standing with the Senator when the pie-fight begins, also played one of the Emerald City manicurists who clipped the Cowardly Lion's paw-nails in The Wizard of Oz. See more »


The saws the stooges are using on the bars are wood saws; and would be useless on steel. See more »


Taska: [the sisters propose a toast] Here's to us, three new widows!
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Referenced in That '70s Show: A Legal Matter (2004) See more »


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Very Funny Short from the Stooges
21 June 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

In the Sweet Pie and Pie (1941)

*** (out of 4)

At times hilarious short finds The Three Stooges in prison about to be put to death for a crime they didn't commit. A lawyer learns about their hanging and talks his three female clients into marrying the boys so that they can collect an inheritance but sure enough after the marriage the boys are set free. IN THE SWEET PIE AND PIE has a few weeks spots but for the most part this is classic Stooges as the boys go through some hilarious situations including a terrific pie fight that closes the film. The first portion of the movie packs quite a few laughs as the boys are trying to figure out a way to get out of prison not knowing that Curly has had saws the entire time. The second portion of the film is much better as the boys find themselves trying to fit into society and this includes a very funny dance sequence as well as the before mentioned pie fight. Speaking of the pie fight, I will admit that when they happen I usually don't laugh and it seems like this is something that the Stooges used every few shorts. Even though I normally don't laugh that certainly wasn't the case here because I thought the entire fight was hilarious and especially all of the reactions given by Moe. Just look at his covered up face when he first gets hit with the cake as it's very funny. While watching this rather long sequence I wondered how many takes they would have to do just to make sure all of the pies hit their targets perfectly.

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