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Brideless Groom (1947)

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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Dee Green ...
Miss Fanny Dinkelmeyer
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Miss Lulu Hopkins
Doris Houck ...
Aggressive Girlfriend (as Doris Colleen)
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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 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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Gold-diggers mob the Stooges for their money!

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11 September 1947 (USA)  »

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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 »

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When Mr. Benton gets hit with the birdcage, his glasses disappear. See more »

Quotes

Moe: Shut up and listen. Do you remember your Uncle Caleb?
Shemp: Do I? Why, that old tightwad! He'd steal flies from a blind spider!
Moe: But, Shemp, he's...
Shemp: He's a louse and a weasel!
Moe: Yeah? Well, he just died and left you $500,000 bucks.
Shemp: Just like that old skinflint!
[gasps]
Shemp: $500,000 bucks?
[begins to cry]
Shemp: Poor old Uncle Caleb! Like I was sayin', he was a swell guy, giving me the shirt off his back and throwing the buttons too.
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Referenced in Intruder (1989) See more »

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Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), Op. 410
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Written by Johann Strauss
Performed by Dee Green and Larry Fine
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'Hold Hands, You Lovebirds!'
13 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Professor Shemp Howard - Teacher Of Voice," reads the sign on the door.

After a funny scene with a woman whose voice would crack glass, Shemp learns from Moe that a recently-departed uncle left him $500,000 with the provision that he get married. Whoa.....not a confirmed bachelor like Shemp! No thanks, but wait....thanks to Moe's persuasiveness (some brutality) and thinking how much money that is (about $10 million today), Shem goes searching for a bride.

He has seven hours to find one, too, as a time deadline is alway in the will (only in the Three Stooges flicks to hear things like this!).

One happens after that starts slowly but builds to an incredible finish at the Justice Of The Peace where all hell breaks loose with a bunch of women beating up everyone in sight. It's incredible!


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