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Elwood Ullman (story)
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Release Date:
7 July 1949 (USA) See more »
The Stooges cook up a brand new formula... for laughs!
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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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)
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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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USA:16 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Production number 4114.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When the Stooges are pulling Shemp through the floor while the general is trying to pull him up, it is obvious that a dummy has replaced him in several shots.See more »
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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Edited into Hot Stuff (1956)See more »


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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
This Short Is Totally Funny!!!!, 1 March 2010
Author: Humphrey Fish from United States

Considering that I had seen a whole lot of the Three Stooges shorts with Curly, I decided to see some of the shorts with Shemp. And this was on of the ones with Shemp Howard that I really wanted to watch. So I popped in the video cassette and sat down in front of my television to watch this short, when it was over, I totally thought that it was really marvelous! This is one Three Stooges short that is one of my favorites, this is also one of the best with Shemp Howard as the third Stooge! Shemp is my favorite third Stooge, I really love Curly, but Shemp is my favorite third Stooge, I like Curly was much as I do Shemp! Out of all of the Three Stooges shorts that I have seen, with both Curly and Shemp, I have seen them loads of times, and I can still get some really enormous laughs out of them! I love the Three Stooges, they are the second greatest, the greatest are Abbott and Costello!

One of my favorite scenes in this short was the scene where Larry and Shemp were nailing the carpet to the floor with Moe still under it trying to fix a lump under it. Then Larry and Shemp get Moe out from under the carpet, but not without causing him to get mad at them and hit them! This is all just typical Three Stooges, you expect them to go around hitting each other a lot! That is just the main charm of typical slap stick comedy! You really want them to go around and hit each other a lot!

If you want to see the Three Stooges in one of their greatest shorts with Shemp, then this is one short that I would really recommend that you see! You will split your sides when you see them try to fix things but only succeed in making them worse! This is totally one of the Three Stooges greatest shorts, especially of the late 1940's! You really must see this, you will be laughing your head off at it!


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