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Approved | | Comedy, Short | 11 September 1947 (USA)
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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Miss Fanny Dinkelmeyer
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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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Gold-diggers mob the Stooges for their money!

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Trivia

This is one of four The Three Stooges shorts that are in the public domain, the other three being Disorder in the Court (1936), Malice in the Palace (1949), and Sing a Song of Six Pants (1947). As a result, they are all often released on cheaply produced DVD or video compilations. See more »

Goofs

When the phone booth's walls fall and Moe Howard and Shemp Howard fall out of it, the phone cord, which they were tangled up in, disappears. 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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Edited into The Three Stooges in Color (2005) See more »

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Three Stooges Theme Song
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Written by Lyle Spud Murphy
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Shemp excels using old Keaton premise
2 August 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Clyde Bruckman borrows the premise of this short from Buster Keaton's "Seven Chances," recently tepidly remade as "The Bachelor." In the original, Buster has 24-hours to get married in order to inherit a large sum of money. In this version, musical teacher Prof. Shemp has only 7 hours (After all, it is a short!). This is one of the better Stooges shorts due to the storyline and wonderful routines (Including the telephone booth scene with Moe & Shemp, reminiscent of Laurel & Hardy's "Berth Marks" and the Marx Brothers famous stateroom scene in "Night At The Opera - here the boys hold their own in their variation of this routine). I'm not a huge Stooges fan, but this one should be noted by any student of comedy as one of their very best since the early 30s shorts.


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