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Elwood Ullman (story) &
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Release Date:
2 July 1942 (USA) See more »
Goofiest comedy you ever saw!
The stooges are potters in ancient Rome during the reign of Emperor Octopus Grabus. When the emperor... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Curly Howard ... Curleycue (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larrycus (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Mohicus (as Moe)
Marjorie Deanne ... Diana
Vernon Dent ... Emperor Octopus Grabus
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bobby Barber ... Snake Charmer (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Guard at Pottery Shop (uncredited)
Monte Collins ... Emperor's Aide (uncredited)
Jack Hill ... Guard (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Miss Syracuse (uncredited)
Charles Phillips ... Guard (uncredited)
Cy Schindell ... Guard (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Guard (uncredited)
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Directed by
Harry Edwards 
Writing credits
Elwood Ullman (story) &
Monte Collins (story) (as Monty Collins)

Elwood Ullman (screenplay) &
Monte Collins (screenplay)

Produced by
Del Lord .... producer
Hugh McCollum .... producer
Cinematography by
George Meehan 
Film Editing by
Paul Borofsky 
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

17 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
USA:Approved (certificate #8285)

Did You Know?

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 »
Crew or equipment visible: ...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 »
Guard at Pottery Shop:Hey, what's behind those drapes?
Curleycue:The back of the drapes!
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Prepare Yourself For Some Laughing!, 9 May 2010
Author: Humphrey Fish from United States

When I bought the Three Stooges Collection Volume Three, I was first able to watch this Three Stooges short from the year of 1942. I had no idea that this short was set in the ancient times, in fact, I had no idea of what it was about at all, and so I really laughed myself silly when I first saw this short! This is one of the Three Stooges' funniest shorts of the early 1940's in my opinion! This short is really a Three Stooges short film that is laugh out-loud funny, I want you to prepare yourself form some laughing, because when you watch this short, you are going to be just laughing and laughing away! You are really going to love this short!

I have seen quite a lot of the Three Stooges shorts, with Curly as the Third Stooge and with Shemp as the Third Stooge, and out of all of the shorts that I have seen, I have really enjoyed all of them, I was just laughing and laughing away at those shorts! I hope to see all of the Stooge shorts one of these days, maybe not anytime soon, but one of these days, I am going to see all of the Stooge shorts!

Get ready to laugh, because you are going to see a Three Stooges short film that is going to cause you to laugh yourself silly, if you love the Three Stooges, then you will really love this!


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