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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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Dee Green ...
Miss Fanny Dinkelmeyer
Christine McIntyre ...
Miss Lulu Hopkins
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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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11 September 1947 (USA)  »

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Love and Learn  »

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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 the phone booth's walls fall and Moe and Shemp fall out of it, the phone cord, which they were tangled up in, disappears. See more »

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Moe: You know any girls?
Shemp: [pulls a black book out of his pocket] I got a lot of numbers, but haven't had much luck with them lately.
Moe: Well, you can't get killed for trying. Where's a phone?
Shemp: [turns around and points] There's a booth down the hall.
Moe: [grabs Shemp's hair and pulls him towards the door before he can finish his sentence] Well, what are we waiting for?
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Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), Op. 410
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Brideless Groom
3 August 2005 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

The Stooges are back and funnier than ever. "Brideless Groom" in my opinion was probably the best Shemp flick.

Shemp has the opportunity to inherit $500,000(which was probably more than a million dollars compared to today) from his dead uncle. BUT! There is a catch. He has to marry someone that day by 6 o'clock. Shemp is a bachelor with not too many admirers, except for one high pitched aggressive annoying singing student of his. But he doesn't want her, he wants someone a little more on the Victoria's Secret model type of women. But obviously he has no choice since he's no Collin Ferrel himself. But when it is printed in the papers that he is to inherit all that money if married, his ex girlfriends are on the "I want my man back" attack!

What a great stooge flick! This is up there with thewinners of all stooge flicks!

9/10


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