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Malice in the Palace (1949)

Set in a desert land where the stooges run a restaurant, the boys set out to recover the stolen Rootin Tootin diamond after they learn from the thieves that the Emir of Shmo has absconded ... See full summary »

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Set in a desert land where the stooges run a restaurant, the boys set out to recover the stolen Rootin Tootin diamond after they learn from the thieves that the Emir of Shmo has absconded with the contraband jewel. They journey to the stronghold of Shmo where they disguise as Santa Clauses and scare the ruler into giving them the diamond. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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1 September 1949 (USA)  »

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Here We Go Shmow  »

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Trivia

The shot of The Three Stooges riding up to the palace was stock footage from Wee Wee Monsieur (1938). See more »

Goofs

After the table gets knocked over, a finger can briefly be seen under the leg of the table, poking at the cat to get it to leave the shot. See more »

Quotes

Moe: Hey, spinach chin, do you mean to tell me that you're only a doorman?
Hassan Ben Soba: [tearfully] Yes!
Shemp: Well, there's the door, man.
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Edited into Rumpus in the Harem (1956) See more »

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Three Blind Mice
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Written by Thomas Ravenscroft
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Fun with Food And How to Outsmart Homicidal Individuals...
12 November 2004 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

While this Three Stooges short may feature the Stooges at a time they weren't quite at the level they once were, there's nevertheless one thing this short remains and that's funny. Yes the routine with Larry and the cat and the dog does steal the spotlight and does provide this episode's funniest moments (admittedly a portion of this routine may have been stolen from Abbott and Costello but even if that's the case, the Stooges still put their own distinctive, zany stamp on the subject matter that's for rootin' tootin' certain) but there's also fun to be found later when the Stooges, all disguised as Santa Claus, must get past a huge, hulking bodyguard wielding a great big sword! How they do this proves more surprising than I and I'd assume most other folks would expect and there's even more hilarious, unpredictable Stooges hijinks in this one than that.


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