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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

You can see fruit stains, from previous takes, already on the palace guard. See more »

Quotes

Moe: [after showing us the map briefly, he narrates while pointing and tracing with one of the daggers] We start here at Jerkola, down the Insane River, over the Giva Dam, through Pushover, across Schmowland, to the Stronghold of Schmow.
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Three Blind Mice
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Written by Thomas Ravenscroft
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This short is imaginative and full of great sight gags.
7 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

oddly enough,Curly Howard had a brief gag appearance as the head chef in the restaurant but while this seen was in theaters it got cut from all TV and video copies and may have been lost forever.I would love to see that scene as it was the only post Hold that Lion cameo Curly made since his May6,1946 stroke that forced his retirement.That cut scene was also never used in stock footage as train passenger scene was.All that survives is a poster showing Curly holding a rolling pin at Larry and Moe.Does this have to do with TV rights,copyrights and things that were signed after Curly's death in 1952? Other that that the short was one of Shemp,s best,hilarious,even colorized.IT WAS ALSO THE FIRST SHORT WITH THE BLOCK PRINTING OF THE THREE STOOGES IN THE BEGINNING SEQUENCE AS UP FROM 1945-1949 OTHER SHORT HAD THE three stooges IN SCRIPT WITH FIRST CURLY AND THEN SHEMP.


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