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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)
Marjorie Kane ... Woman on Dance Floor (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's Dancing Partner:Do you rumba?
Curly:Only when I take bicarbonate. Yuk. Yuk. Let's dance anyway.
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Movie Connections:
References Three Smart Girls (1936)See more »
Brazilian CotillionSee more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Good Three Stooges short!, 21 March 2005
Author: Movie Nuttball from U.S.A.

The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is the all time funniest comedy team!

One of the most different Three Stooges shorts is Three Smart Saps. In this short are Vernon Dent, Bud Jamison, John Tyrrell, Eddie Laughton, and Victor Travers. The acting by these actors are good especially by Dent and Jamison. There are many funny scenes here that I think most Three Stooges fans will love! In My opinion this one of the most different Three Stooges shorts. I recommend this one to all!

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