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Crime on Their Hands (1948)

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 »

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Shemp (as Shemp)
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Larry (as Larry)
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Moe (as Moe)
Kenneth MacDonald ...
Dapper Malone
Christine McIntyre ...
Bea
Charles C. Wilson ...
J.L. Cameron
Lester Allen ...
Runty
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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 crooks. They find the crooks, but Shemp accidentally swallows the diamond which was hidden in a bowl of candy. The crooks want to cut the diamond out, but the boys foil them with the help of a friendly gorilla. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The Stooges' funniest monkey business! (Title lobby card).

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9 December 1948 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although he receives no billing, character comedian Jimmy Aubrey plays the role of Hawkens, the gorilla's keeper. See more »

Goofs

When Runty is shot in the phone booth, we only hear two shots but there are three bullet holes in the glass. See more »

Quotes

Larry: I wonder which one of these guys is Dapper?
Shemp: Nobody looks dapper in here!
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Connections

Edited into Commotion on the Ocean (1956) See more »

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Great one!
14 June 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 an excellent one and is actually quite violent for its time. Kenneth MacDonald and Christine McIntyre are good together in this one and also in their separate scenes. Cy Schindell was also good. The Stooges are as funny as ever! There is another Three Stooges short very similar like this one called Hot Ice which it has an alternate ending.


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