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Clyde Bruckman (story)
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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)

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Production number 532.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 »
Curly:We're not ordinary people... we're morons!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Three Smart Girls (1936)See more »
Brazilian CotillionSee more »


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You've Got TB, 21 February 2015
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Three Smart Saps (1942)

*** (out of 4)

Moe, Larry and Curly arrive at the home of three daughters who they plan to marry but they learn the wedding has been called off because their warden father is now behind bars like a criminal. In order to marry them the boys must break into prison and try to get the girl's father out of trouble.

If you're a fan of the Stooges then there's no question that you're going to find enough good laughs here to stay entertained. The film has a lot of quality moments with the majority of them coming in the first half as the boys try to get themselves arrested. The certain highlight of the movie comes when Larry and Curly try to throw some large rocks through a window not knowing that it's actually unbreakable. Of course Moe has to pay for it. The second half of the film has the Stooges inside the prison where there's a funny dance going on and of course all sorts of slap-happy violence follows.

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