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Release Date:
7 July 1949 (USA) See more »
The Stooges' newest experiment in screwball comedy! (Title lobby card). See more »
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)

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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Actor Emil Sitka was 3 years younger than Christine McIntyre, who played his daughter.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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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
One of Shemp's best (Ah, 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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