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Director:
Writers:
Felix Adler (story)
Felix Adler (screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 May 1949 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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Underrated stooge comedy.... See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (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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Runtime:
USA:16 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

Quotes:
Shemp:Does my head look like a steampipe?
Moe:No. A steampipe hasn't got ears.
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Underrated stooge comedy...., 30 August 2015
Author: simeon_flake

I've always thought of this one as perhaps one of the more underrated or perhaps I should say "overlooked" stooge shorts-- especially considering the great short that preceded it (the all time great Who Done it?).

But, this is a great short in its own right--a great mix of big belly laughs and little small moments that add up to 16 minutes of pure fun. And when I think of the "big laughs," my mind goes immediately to Shemp's smackdown with Vernon Dent (shoot one that way, shoot one this way, whoa).

I also enjoyed Larry's moment with the mixing bowls. Overall--if you're a Shemp fan--or just a stooge fan in general, then give this one a few looks.

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