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Felix Adler (writer)
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Release Date:
3 November 1949 (USA) See more »
The stooges are tricked into becoming stowaways by their neighbor "Borscht", a spy for an enemy country... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The Boys Just Sang For The 'Halibut' See more (3 total) »


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Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe / Radio Announcer (as Moe)
Gene Roth ... Mr. Bortch

Directed by
Jules White 
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Felix Adler  writer

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
Cinematography by
Vincent J. Farrar  (as Vincent Farrar)
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant  (as Edwin Bryant)
Art Direction by
Charles Clague 

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Additional Details

USA:17 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Production number 4137.See more »
Continuity: The long shot of the ship is reversed, making the lettering on the name read backwards.See more »
Moe:Next war!
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Movie Connections:
Edited from So's Your Antenna (1946)See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Boys Just Sang For The 'Halibut', 14 May 2010
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This was unusual in that there was only one other actor in this movie besides the Stooges.

Actor Gene Roth wasn't a name I recognized but I sure remembered his voice as a guy who had played villains more than once in Three Stooges films. He was a big guy with a gruff voice, like Vernon Dent who starred in many Stooges films. When posting this review, I looked up Roth's resume and it's amazing; the man did a lot of work with many guest shots on very popular TV shows in the 1950s and 1960s.

Anyway, here we have the old microfilm-hidden-in-the-watermelon angle, something I've seen before in some previous Stooges war movies (or I've just seen this movie several times and didn't remember). Roth plays a Russian spy named "Mr. Bortch" who hid the film and uses the boys to carry the melons on board a ship. There, they wind up stowaways and all the gags are what happens in the small room they are in.

They pass the time getting seasick, banging either other on the head or making corny jokes like:

"We were known as 'The Fish Market Duet.' "

The'Fish Market Duet'?

"Yeah, we sang for the halibut!"

Anyway, the real action starts when the boys figure out their friend is not whom they think he is....and the fight is on!

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