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Brideless Groom (1947)

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To inherit a fortune, voice teacher Shemp must marry before six o'clock, but no girl will accept his proposal. Finally one of his repulsive students agrees to marry him, just in the nick of... See full summary »

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Prof. Shemp Howard (as Shemp)
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Larry (as Larry)
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Moe Howard (as Moe)
Dee Green ...
Miss Fanny Dinkelmeyer
Christine McIntyre ...
Miss Lulu Hopkins
Doris Houck ...
Aggressive Girlfriend (as Doris Colleen)
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Storyline

To inherit a fortune, voice teacher Shemp must marry before six o'clock, but no girl will accept his proposal. Finally one of his repulsive students agrees to marry him, just in the nick of time. When the rest of the prospective brides hear about the inheritance, they show up at the ceremony and a free for all ensues. Shemp marries before the deadline, but wishes he was still a free man. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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11 September 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Love and Learn  »

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Trivia

In one scene, Christine McIntyre discovers that Shemp Howard is not the "Cousin Basil" she thought he was, and slaps him around, then punches him and knocks him through the door. McIntyre, who was not a professional stuntwoman, was timid and had to be coaxed by Shemp into performing the scene believably. She leaned too far in when she "punched" Shemp, and actually did hit him, breaking his nose. The sequence was left in the picture. When it is watched in slow motion, Shemp can be seen falling down and opening his mouth like he was yelling in pain after the punch. See more »

Goofs

When Miss Hopkins first hits Shemp, his hair was straight, but in the next shot, his hair was messy. See more »

Quotes

Shemp: [to Miss Dinkelmeyer] That's enough for today, you might hurt your voice. Ya know, bend it or crack it or break it or something.
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Connections

Remake of Personal (1904) See more »

Soundtracks

Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), Op. 410
(uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauß
Performed by Dee Green and Larry Fine
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A hilarious Stooge effort, one of Shemp and Emil Sitka's best.
14 February 2001 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

I love this short. It's probably most famous for Emil Sitka's, repeated Stooge straightman, line "Hold hands, you lovebirds.". Some of my favorite moments are when Moe and Shemp are stuck in the phone booth, Shemp's critique of his student, and Christine McIntyre thinking Shemp's a cousin. You have to see this one, if you love Shemp, Sitka, and the Three Stooges.


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