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Clyde Bruckman (story)
Clyde Bruckman (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 July 1942 (USA) See more »
The stooges are engaged to the three daughters of a prison warden. When they learn that some crooks... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Julie Gibson ... Stella Stevens
Julie Duncan ... Mella Stevens
Ruth Skinner ... Bella Stevens
John Tyrrell ... Warden Stevens
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sally Cairns ... Moe's Dancing Partner (uncredited)
Chuck Callahan ... Man on the Street (uncredited)
Frank Coleman ... Policeman (uncredited)
Jack Cooper ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Lew Davis ... Gambler (uncredited)
Marjorie Deanne ... Woman on Dance Floor (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Disappointed customer of tailor (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Johnny Kascier ... Doorman (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Guard at Main Door (uncredited)
Paul McVey ... Convict Nolan (uncredited)

Barbara Pepper ... Woman on Dance Floor (uncredited)
Barbara Slater ... Curly's Dancing Partner (uncredited)
Frank Terry ... Man on the Street (uncredited)
Victor Travers ... Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon ... Woman at Wedding (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
Clyde Bruckman (story)

Clyde Bruckman (screenplay)

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline  (as Benjamin Kline)
Film Editing by
Jerome Thoms 
Music Department
John Leipold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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USA:16 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

Barbara Pepper appears in the publicity material and lobby cards, seemingly she was intended for one of the leading roles, but was re-cast.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Moe:If you didn't have TB, I'd be able to get this round you.
Curly:What do you mean, TB?
Moe:Two bellies.
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Movie Connections:
References Three Smart Girls (1936)See more »
Brazilian CotillionSee more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Observations While Watching These 'Saps', 23 May 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

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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