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Release Date:
3 February 1949 (USA) See more »
The stooges are movers for an express company and on a rainy night are sent to move some junk, including a suit of armor... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The Last Five Minutes Bail Out Those 'Peeping Toms' See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phil Arnold ... Ghost of Peeping Tom (voice)
Nancy Saunders ... Lady Godiva (uncredited)
Jules White ... Red Skeleton / Chess-playing Skeleton (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
Felix Adler (story & screenplay)

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
Cinematography by
M.A. Anderson 
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant  (as Edwin Bryant)
Art Direction by
Charles Clague 
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16 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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In order to make Moe Howard's hair stand on end when terrified by the ghosts, a high-powered air compressor was used.See more »
Anachronisms: When Shemp offers the ghost in the armor "a smoke", the specter says he hasn't had a smoke "in a thousand years." Even though the spirit is from the time of Lady Godiva (11th century), smoking did not come to Europe until the 17th century. So the longest that the spirit would have done without a smoke was about 300 years.See more »
Ghost of Peeping Tom:That confounded shutter.
Shemp:I shutter to think of it.
Moe:Shutter up!
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Movie Connections:
Remade as Creeps (1956)See more »


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The Last Five Minutes Bail Out Those 'Peeping Toms', 23 February 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

The Stooges are in spooky Smorgasbord Castle, given the task, as employees of the A To Z Express Company, to move some of items out of the place. Included is a medieval suit of armor.....that talks!

After freaking out each of the Stooges separately, the armor tells him, "Have to fear, gentlemen. I am a friendly spirit."

It turns out he used to be sweethearts with Lady Godiva. Then he was accused of being a "Peeping Tom." He also had pies in his face every time he opened his shutters. Yes, this episode is as stupid as it sounds, at least until the last five minutes where we do get some "spooky" stuff, as advertised, when a frog jumps in Shemp's hat and runs down the inside of his pants; a skeleton comes alive and an owl flies into the skeleton's head and flies off in it. Some of those scenes are hilarious.

I also appreciated a lot of the puns spoken in here, some of them pretty funny.

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