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Shivering Sherlocks (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 8 January 1948 (USA)
The stooges witness an armed robbery and are brought in by the cops as suspects. After passing a lie detector test, the boys are freed but are now the only ones who can identify the crooks.... See full summary »

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The stooges witness an armed robbery and are brought in by the cops as suspects. After passing a lie detector test, the boys are freed but are now the only ones who can identify the crooks. Meanwhile, their friend Gladys has inherited a house in the country and the boys go with her to inspect it so she won't be gypped when its sold. The house turns out to be the crook's hideout, and when they abduct Gladys, the stooges must rescue her. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The only Stooges comedy with Shemp directed by Del Lord. See more »

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When Angel swings his machete at Shemp and hits the door frame, a mark is already there from a previous take in which he hit the frame with the machete. See more »

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[the Stooges are looking for something to pry open a locked door]
Larry Fine: [holding a crowbar] You think this'll open it?
Moe Howard: [taking crowbar] Swell. Where'd you get it?
Larry Fine: In the house.
Moe Howard: Oh...
[Moe turns around and realizes the door is open]
Moe Howard: In the house?
Larry Fine: Yeah. Can you use it?
Moe Howard: And how.
[Moe bonks Larry on the head with the crowbar]
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Only The Ending Saves This Weak Re-Hash Of Routines
8 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not one of the better Stooges efforts, with more a re-hash of comedy bits they had done in the past with Curly. Routines such as the cracker-swallowing clam in the soup was performed by Moe, who literally imitated Curly with the noises and facial gestures. Of course, Moe is no Curly so it's not funny. Been there, done that - and much better.

Christine McIntyre who, along with Vernon Dent, played in a million of these Stooges movies, plays a restaurant owner who is broke but is befriends by the boys after she bails them out of a jam with the police. The cops had accused the Stooges of being crooks on the lam. Obviously, it wasn't them, but they are dragged down to the station and given lie detector tests, which is probably the best part of the film. Anyway, "Gladys" (McIntryre) vouches for the boys and they, in turn, help her out at the café and then later go to a country house she is interested in buying or selling (I forget, to be honest). That's when we get the wild finale with the real crooks and a cleaver-wielding ghoul named "Angel" chasing our boys. Those chase scenes with the Stooges and scary characters are always funny. It's too bad the rest of the film wasn't as entertaining as the last three or four minutes.


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