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Matri-Phony (1942)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  2 July 1942 (USA)
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The stooges are potters in ancient Rome during the reign of Emperor Octopus Grabus. When the emperor orders all beautiful red-headed women to be brought before him so he can select a wife, ... See full summary »

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Emperor Octopus Grabus
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The stooges are potters in ancient Rome during the reign of Emperor Octopus Grabus. When the emperor orders all beautiful red-headed women to be brought before him so he can select a wife, Diana, a pretty red-head, seeks refuge with the stooges. Some soldiers find Diana's hiding place and they are all brought to the palace where the stooges escape and try to pass of Curly as Diana, having broken the emperor's glasses. Their ruse fails and they're caught by the palace guards as they try to escape. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Matri-Phony is the first Stooges film to employ the accordion-based, driving version of 'Three Blind Mice' over the opening credits. This faster theme would be used until the end of 1944. See more »

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...or audible. In the final scene, when the boys are hanging upside down from the spears, you can hear what appears to be director Harry Edwards telling Larry "Larry, grab the..." See more »

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One of the funniest Three Stooges episodes!
10 March 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This ancient Rome short is hilarious!I love the dinner table scenes and also the scenes with Vernon Dent.The armor and clothes looked realistic.The things the Stooges do in their store is hysterically funny!This is a great one to watch!


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