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Three Smart Saps (1942)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  30 July 1942 (USA)
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The stooges are engaged to the three daughters of a prison warden. When they learn that some crooks have taken over the prison and their prospective father-in-law has been locked up, they ... See full summary »

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Curly (as Curly)
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Julie Gibson ...
Stella Stevens
Julie Duncan ...
Mella Stevens
Ruth Skinner ...
Bella Stevens
John Tyrrell ...
Warden Stevens
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The stooges are engaged to the three daughters of a prison warden. When they learn that some crooks have taken over the prison and their prospective father-in-law has been locked up, they decide to go undercover to rescue him. The stooges sneak into the prison where they find a casino with a fancy party in progress. After swiping some formal attire, they crash the party and get candid camera evidence to expose the crooked goings-on. With the crooks behind bars once again, the stooges are able to get married and all ends well. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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30 July 1942 (USA)  »

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Father's in Jail Again  »

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Production number 532. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, Moe is paired with Stella, Larry with Mella and Curly with Bella. At the wedding, Moe and Curly have switched girlfriends... Curly marries Bella, and Moe marries Stella. See more »

Quotes

Curly: We're not ordinary people... we're morons!
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References Three Smart Girls (1936) See more »

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Brazilian Cotillion
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Music and lyrics by Chet Forrest and Bob Wright
Danced by The Three Stooges and their partners
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Observations While Watching These 'Saps'
23 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Stooges are excited because in five minutes they are going to be married. Upon entering the house of the three ladies, who must all be sisters, they find the girls weeping. They have to call off the wedding because they just found out their father was framed and put in jail. He used to be the warden but the tables, unfairly, were turned. Their plan is to get arrested so they get inside the jail and rescue the ladies' father, or at least get evidence of the corruption.

This really wasn't a very funny Stooges short, but there were a few good lines and so I'll quote two from Curly and make a few other observations.

"We're not ordinary people; we're morons." "My, you are a most unusual dancer. Thank you. I come from a family of dancers. My father died dancing....on the end of a rope."

I did enjoy Moe's pronunciation of "fiancee;" the baseball-type pennants on the dance hall wall that say "Joliet," "Alcatraz," "Sing Sing" and "Leavenworth," Moe calling a guy in a tuxedo "pelican."

I never realized how short all three of these guys were until they were on the dance floor. Even all the women were taller than them!


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