The stooges are tailors, and are heavily in debt to the Skin & Flint finance company. When the boys read about the big reward for a fugitive robber, they think it could be the answer to ...
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Set in a desert land where the stooges run a restaurant, the boys set out to recover the stolen Rootin Tootin diamond after they learn from the thieves that the Emir of Shmo has absconded ... See full summary »
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 »
The stooges are witnesses at a trial where their friend, a dancer at a nightclub where they are musicians, is accused of murder. The stooges manage to disrupt the proceedings but save the ... See full summary »
Told in flash back, the stooges tell their son how he came to have three fathers. The stooges, owners of a pawn shop, owed money to the gashouse protection society, a bunch of loan sharks. ... See full summary »
The stooges are tricked out of their inheritance by Icabob Slipp, a crooked lawyer. The boys follow Slipp onto a passenger train and corner him, but not before they accidentally let a lion ... See full summary »
The stooges are janitors working in a newspaper office. When an anonymous caller phones in a tip about the theft a famous diamond, the boys decide to become reporters and go after the ... See full summary »
The stooges are working as paperhangers in the home of Professor Panzer, a mad scientist looking for a brain to use in his experiments. The professor wants to put a human brain into a ... See full summary »
The stooges are inept deliverymen at a brewery. When they learn about a company golf tournament, they sneak onto a golf course to get some practice. They quickly proceed to bother the other... See full summary »
Curly learns that he is named in the will of his rich uncle, so the boys head for the uncle's mansion to attend the reading of the will. They arrive on a dark and stormy night only to find ... See full summary »
The stooges run a local drug store and are about to have their lease taken away by Amos Flint, the mean old man who owns the place. When Flint kicks his wife out for being old, the stooges ... See full summary »
The stooges are tailors, and are heavily in debt to the Skin & Flint finance company. When the boys read about the big reward for a fugitive robber, they think it could be the answer to their problems. The bank robber conveniently ducks into their shop and leaves a suit with a safe combination. After his girl friend fails to retrieve it, the robber returns with gang and a wild fight ensues. The boys miss out on the reward but wind up with the crook's bankroll and can pay their creditors. Written by
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When Moe is making the pancakes in the pants presser, you can hear Jules White yelling "Cut!" just as the camera fades to the next scene. See more »
That is the toughest spot I ever tackled!
[Larry tries getting the spot out, to no avail]
Shemp, give me a hand here!
I can't now. I gotta finish my pants!
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This is the first of the Shemp shorts that I've seen, and while some of the gags were not the cleverest I've seen from some the Stooges' earlier works, there were also some pretty good sight gags in this film. Moe comes off as a pretty mean guy at the beginning, and cooking lunch on the linen press was hardly impressive, but the ironing scene was funny, as was the fight scene at the end. Besides that, you just have to love the characteristic sound effects.
A burglar runs into the Stooges linen shop, curiously named Pip Boys, followed by a police officer, who the Stooges promptly begin trying to sell new clothing to. They are not doing very well in their business, and when they discover that the burglar was in their shop and not only is there a reward available for his capture but he also left a piece of paper with a combination written on it, they frantically begin their efforts to cash in on the opportunity.
It's a very simple premise devised as a ploy to allow for some of their characteristic slapstick comedy, but that's what these shorts were made for. I found that the funny parts and the parts that just seemed to fall flat just about evened each other out, and while I tend to be more impressed by earlier works like Disorder in the Court, one of my favorites, Sing a Song of Six Pants is an entertaining short film.
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