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Sing a Song of Six Pants (1947)

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 ... See full summary »

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Shemp (as Shemp)
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Larry (as Larry)
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Moe (as Moe)
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Flossie, Hargan's Girlfriend
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Terry 'Slipperyfinger' Hargan (as Harold Brauer)
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Detective Sharp
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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 Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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30 October 1947 (USA)  »

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Where the Vest Begins  »

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Trivia

Production number 4088. See more »

Goofs

Terry Hargan's bankroll mysteriously reappears in his secret compartment in his sport jacket at the end, after originally his girlfriend had pulled it out to (re)buy his jacket and pants, then (apparently) pocketed the rest of it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Larry: That is the toughest spot I ever tackled!
[Larry tries getting the spot out, to no avail]
Larry: Shemp, give me a hand here!
Shemp: I can't now. I gotta finish my pants!
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Referenced in Neighbours: Sing a Song of Sick Pants (2006) See more »

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Rather predictable but fun
9 June 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While this short features Shemp and not Curly, it's still a lot of fun--though I always prefer Stooges shorts with Curly--he was THE third Stooge. However, Shemp does a pretty good job and the team was forced to either disband or keep going without Curly due to his ill health.

This short features the threesome as tailors. They owe money on their rent and unless they pay up ASAP, their business will be closed. But employing some comedy timing, just after getting this letter they overhear an announcement on the radio concerned a wanted safe cracker--and the reward will take care of all their expenses. So naturally the boys ultimately have a showdown with the tough guys and in the end, everything is exactly as you would predict....well, not quite, as the ending provides a cute little twist. While this is NOT a great short, it's agreeable enough and something non-Stooge fans can still enjoy.


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