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Felix Adler (story)
Felix Adler (screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 May 1949 (USA) See more »
The stooges are taking care of their invalid friend Mary who is confined to wheelchair. What they don't... 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)
Mary Ainslee ... Mary
Vernon Dent ... Insurance Adjustor
Jimmie Lloyd ... Cliff (as Jimmy Lloyd)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Bond ... Svengarlic (uncredited)

Ned Glass ... Svengarlic's Manager (uncredited)
Johnny Kascier ... Man on Bike (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
Felix Adler (story)

Felix Adler (screenplay)

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
Cinematography by
Vincent J. Farrar  (as Vincent Farrar)
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant  (as Edwin Bryant)
Art Direction by
Robert Peterson 
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:16 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Shemp:Does my head look like a steampipe?
Moe:No. A steampipe hasn't got ears.
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The Magical Twist Really Makes This One Funny!, 13 August 2010
Author: Humphrey Fish from United States

Is this Three Stooges short film funny? Well let me tell you, it is not only funny, it is totally and completely funny! I remember that I was laughing and laughing so hard when I first saw this short, that no sound was even coming out! I'm not joking, this short really is hysterical! It is totally and completely hysterical from start to finish, so all the way through, this Three Stooges short is a complete slap-happy time! This short is in fact one of the best ones with Shemp, and not only that, it is also one of their best of the late 1940's! You should watch this short sometime, because when you see this, you are going to be laughing and laughing yourself silly just like I did!

What really makes this short funny is the magic twist to it! More things that make this funny are some of the scenes. For example, the plot is great as a whole and the flagpole scene is hysterical! I laughed at the flagpole scene so hard that I thought I was going to die! So bravo to the Three Stooges for making another completely hysterical short film that guarantees the laughs!

You've got to watch this sometime, because you won't be able to stop laughing, you'll be laughing and laughing and laughing like crazy from the very minute that you start watching this!


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