The stooges are managers of "Chopper", a beefy boxer, and they bet their bank roll on his next fight. When a gangster tells them to have Chopper lose or they'll lose their lives, the boys ... See full summary »

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The stooges are managers of "Chopper", a beefy boxer, and they bet their bank roll on his next fight. When a gangster tells them to have Chopper lose or they'll lose their lives, the boys decide to play along. They try to soften Chopper up by feeding him rich food and having him spend time with their friend Kitty. The fight gets canceled when Kitty dumps Chopper for his opponent and the two boxers engage in some pre-match fisticuffs that result in a broken hand for the opponent. The stooges think they've put one over on the gangsters, only to have the bad guys corner them in a deserted warehouse. Instead of being rubbed out, the boys capture the crooks and get a reward. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The Stooges are punchier than ever in a knockout of screwy joy! (One-sheet poster).

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Trivia

Shemp Howard's first short after Curly Howard's departure from the series. See more »

Goofs

When Moe slaps Larry while saying "What's good for a fractured skull?" Larry's response is "I don't know, either." This was ad-libbed by Moe and Larry's reaction is real. See more »

Quotes

Moe: Is he hurt?
Larry: He's gone.
Moe: The poor kid, and I owe him 5 bucks.
Shemp: [Shemp suddenly revives] Wait a minute, I heard that. Gimme the 5.
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Referenced in The Three Stooges (2000) See more »

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Shemp is back!!!
11 October 2001 | by (northridge, ca) – See all my reviews

Shemp makes a welcomed return to The Three Stooges, though Curly's stroke was a terribly unfortunate incident. Shemp (with Moe) was one of the original 1922 Stooges (Shemp left in 1932) and here, in 1947, he shows that he still had it. "Fright Night" starts off somewhat slow but, from the night of the fight (just under halfway through the short) till the end, the short is a lot of fun, and Shemp's performance is hilarious. With his return, Shemp brought the Stooges to a more out-of-place human level, whereas Curly was pure animal. Shemp's gruff old uncle-like attitude made him much more accessible than Curly, and Shemp was also a much better actor (Curly always sounded like he was reading his lines). This short catches The Three Stooges returning to their original lineup, and the shorts were much better for it.


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