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The Hot Scots (1948)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  8 July 1948 (USA)
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The stooges apply for job as 'Yard Men' at Scotland Yard, thinking they'll become detectives, but instead wind up as gardeners. When they learn that detectives are need to guard a Scottish ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Shemp (as Shemp)
Larry (as Larry)
Moe (as Moe)
Herbert Evans ...
Christine McIntyre ...
Charles Knight ...
Theodore Lorch ...
MacPherson (as Ted Lorch)
Clive Morgan ...


The stooges apply for job as 'Yard Men' at Scotland Yard, thinking they'll become detectives, but instead wind up as gardeners. When they learn that detectives are need to guard a Scottish castle where valuables have been disappearing, they masquerades as Scotsmen to get the job. After a spooky night in the castle, the boys expose the servants as the crooks. Written by Mitch Shapiro <>

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Plot Keywords:

castle | scotland | cannonball | mace | rifle | See more »


Comedy | Short





Release Date:

8 July 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Scotland Yardbirds  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was Theodore Lorch's final film appearance. He died a few months prior to the short's release. See more »


Lorna Doone: I thought you might be a wee bit lonesome, so I brought some cookies. You like cookies?
Moe: Oh that I do, especially blonde ones.
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Remade as Scotched in Scotland (1954) See more »

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2 November 2000 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

I wonder if McDonald's restaurant sponsored this film, if the business was around back then, because in one scene, they seem to call everything Mc-something!

This is a film where my favorite of all six stooges, Shemp can be seen at his funniest. Curly would be my favorite, but I think he's a little too silly. As the film begins, you see three men with beards, hats and pipes approach the desk of the top man at Scotland yard. The man asks, "What can I do for you gentlemen?" Moe answers, "Before we answer that, I want to prove we're not gentlemen!" The three men peel the fake facial hair off and Moe helps Shemp peel some of his. This reminds me of the Curly Stooges film with they went to Egypt in search of the mummy of King Rootin-tootin. They first appeared in an American museum disguised much the same way, except they wore false faces on the backs of their heads. (You must have seen it to know what I'm talking about.) Anyway, after getting their assignment in a way they never expected, the fun really begins. They go to Glenheather Castle in Scotland and run into three criminals, one is the lovely Christine McIntyre, who may very well be the best soprano I've ever heard. She doesn't sing in this short though (darn!). A really funny part is when they meet her before they knew she was one of the crooks and the owner of the castle. Larry (or McLarry) asked her, "And what might your name be, lass?" She replied, "Perhaps you've heard it. It's Lorna Doone." Shemp (or McShemp) extends his hand to shake and says, "Hi, Lorna. How ya doone?" Moe or (McMoe) raps him on that hand with his cane. This is one of my very favorite Shemp Stooge films. You may want to grab some Mcnuggets and Mcfries for this one!

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