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Crime on Their Hands (1948)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  9 December 1948 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Kenneth MacDonald ...
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Christine McIntyre ...
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Charles C. Wilson ...
J.L. Cameron
Lester Allen ...
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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 final short to feature supporting actor Cy Schindell, who died from cancer shortly after. However, old footage featuring him would turn up in later shorts. See more »

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Bea: Any halfwit can see I'm telling the truth.
Shemp: Yeah, I can see you're tellin' the truth.
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References Meet the Press (1947) See more »

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For All Three Stooges Fans, Get Ready To Do Some Laughing!
4 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have got to tell you about another Three Stooges short that I watched one day, Crime On Their Hands. I am now going to say what I think about this, for all fans of the Three Stooges, I want you to get ready to do some laughing, major laughing! This is another one of Shemp's best shorts in my opinion, my favorites with Shemp are Brideless Groom, Malice In The Palace, and Sing A Song Of Six Pants, but this short is still not a bad one, in fact, it is a very hysterical one that really promises to deliver to us the laughs! Out of all of the Three Stooges shorts from the year of 1948, none of them have made me laugh more than Crime On Their Hands, and that is saying a lot because all of the Three Stooges shorts that year were very hysterical in my opinion!

Shemp is also hysterical in this short, well Shemp is hysterical n just about any of the shorts that he was in while he was with the Three Stooges! I love Shemp, he's funny, he's crazy, he's silly, he's SHEMP! And not only that, but this is also yet again another Three Stooges short film that is worth watching in my opinion!

This is another Three Stooges short film that is a requirement, I mean that you are going to have a totally good time watching this short, you are going to be laughing and laughing while enjoying this short! So overall, you've got to watch this Three Stooges short film, you will totally love it!

10/10


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