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The Hot Scots (1948)

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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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 <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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8 July 1948 (USA)  »

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Scotland Yardbirds  »

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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 »

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Larry: And what might your name be, lass?
Lorna Doone: Perhaps you've heard it, 'tis Lorna Doone
Shemp: Hi Lorna, how ya doin'?
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Spoofs Lorna Doone (1934) See more »

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Hi Lorna, how ya Doone?
10 March 2006 | by (St. Thomas, USVI) – See all my reviews

Oh, brother, what a great short. The Stooges are turned loose in the United Kingdom, where they talk themselves into positions as gardeners in Scotland Yard, of all places---all they had to do was to prove they weren't gentlemen! Moe delivers a great double whack to Larry's and Shemp's skulls with the handle of a garden rake. The Stooges end up in a Scottish castle, regaled in kilts. If I ever make it up to Scotland, I would like to try out Ted Lorch's great line, "The E-r-r-r-r-r-el will see ye noo!" Now tell me Shemp wasn't one of the greatest comedians of all time. Christine McIntyre delivers such an obvious set-up line (when asked her name she says "Perhaps ye've heard it, 'tis Lorna Doone!"), so that Shemp's response is utterly predictable, and yet, he absolutely slayed me with it. In fact, all three Stooges are at their best in this short. See it, and I don't care which side of the MacMason MacDixon line you have to come from to do it!


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