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Felix Adler (story)
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Release Date:
3 February 1949 (USA) See more »
It's historical! It's hysterical! ... when The Stooges tangle with Lady Godiva! (One-sheet poster).
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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  (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:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Columbia production number 4108.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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Edited into Creeps (1956)See more »


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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Not one of their best, 4 April 2001
Author: aesgaard41 from United States

When I was a kid and first saw this, it stymied me. What would a woman riding a horse be doing in a haunted house ? After several years of knowing who Lady Godiva is and the legend of Peeping Tom it now makes sense.Even then, the slapstick humor of the boys doesn't work well in a haunted house. If it was Curly, definitely, Stan Laurel or Lou Costello, absolutely, but the Stooges to me was always about three guys who were friends who fought with each other; otherwise, they would have killed each other a long time ago. The short does win points on the creepy atmosphere level. A skull flies through the air on wings flapping a sheet behind it and skeletons roam the house on their bony legs. Good images for a haunted house ! One note though, the Red Skeleton gag is a funny one, but the Southern black man accent isn't politically correct for the changing of the times.

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