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Director:
Writers:
Elwood Ullman (story)
Elwood Ullman (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 July 1949 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Stooges cook up a brand new formula... for laughs!
Plot:
The stooges are carpet layers working in the home of a scientist, Professor Sneed, who has invented a super rocket fuel... See more » | Add synopsis »
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One of Shemp's best (Ah, heck...one of the best, period) See more (5 total) »

Cast

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Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Christine McIntyre ... Hazel Sneed
Emil Sitka ... Prof. Sneed
Vernon Dent ... General
Philip Van Zandt ... Capt. Rork
Hans Schumm ... Col. Cluttz (as Andre Pola)
Jock Mahoney ... Guard (as Jacques O'Mahoney)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tiny Brauer ... Leon (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Bernds 
 
Writing credits
Elwood Ullman (story)

Elwood Ullman (screenplay)

Produced by
Hugh McCollum .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Vincent J. Farrar  (as Vincent Farrar)
 
Film Editing by
Henry Batista 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Peterson 
 

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Runtime:
USA:16 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Production number 4114.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Larry is holding the jug of bogus rocket fuel when he falls through the laboratory floor. In the next shot, he falls into the jail cell below, but he is not holding the jug.See more »
Quotes:
Moe:You know, he's the most intelligent imbecile I ever saw.
Shemp:Hey! How about me?
Moe:Oh you're much smarter. You're just an imbecile.
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Remade as Hot Stuff (1956)See more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
One of Shemp's best (Ah, heck...one of the best, period), 10 October 2001
Author: Raine-8 from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

"Fuelin' Around" (1949) is one of the Stooges best and one of Ed Bernds' best directing jobs. It is easily one of the best 3 Stooges films with Shemp (not that other films with Shemp are necessarily bad; I strongly disagree with those who say that the Stooges without Curly are not worth watching). Anyway, in this great film, a man named Professor Sneed (played by wonderful Stooges bit actor Emil Sitka) has perfected a rocket fuel which enemy agents who desire the fuel's formula try to steal. The problem is Larry and Sneed have matching hairstyles so HE (and the other Stooges) are kidnapped instead. Eventually, the real professor is also kidnapped at which point the Stooges are revealed as frauds and must make their escape before their doom hits. Great acting performances by EVERYONE in this film (the stooges, Sitka, McIntyre, Van Zandt, Dent, Mahoney) and, as stated earlier, great direction. This film adds another feather to the Stooges' cap of wonderful films. They seldom get better than this. RECOMMENDED.

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