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Half-Wits Holiday (1947)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  9 January 1947 (USA)
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A professor seeks to prove his theories about environment versus heredity by turning three boorish plumbers into gentlemen.

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Prof. Sedletz (as Ted Lorch)
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A professor bets one of his colleagues that he can turn the stooges into gentlemen within 60 days. With the help of his pretty daughter, the professor tries to teach the boys proper etiquette. However, the boys take the chance to flirt with the professor's daughter while learning table etiquette. After many frustrating attempts, he introduces the stooges into society at a fancy party. At first things go all right, but the party soon degenerates into a wild pie fight. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The Stooges' latest she-nanigans. (One-sheet poster).

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9 January 1947 (USA)  »

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No Gents... No Cents  »

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This short marked the debut of Emil Sitka (who plays Sappington the butler) in short from The Three Stooges. He is one of the very few stooge foils to appear in a Stooges short featuring Curly Howard, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser and Joe DeRita. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Sedletz: You with the mattress head, now, if I gave you a dollar and your father gave you a dollar, how many dollars would you have?
Larry: One dollar.
Prof. Sedletz: You don't know your arithmetic.
Larry: You don't know my father!
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Edited into Stop! Look! and Laugh! (1960) See more »

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Good Three Stooges short! A classic!
4 July 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is the all time funniest comedy team!

This Three Stooges short is a very good one. This was Curly's last short but he did a good job. Vernon Dent, the very lovely Barbara Slater, Theodore Lorch, Symona Boniface, Helen Dickson, Johnny Kascier, Emil Sitka, Al Thompson, and Victor Travers are in this one. I believe the beautiful Christine McIntyre is also in this with a believe it or not very dark hair color! There is a remake with Joe Besser called Pies and Guys which is pretty good. This maybe Curly's last one but its a good one to watch!


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