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Vagabond Loafers (1949)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  6 October 1949 (USA)
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The stooges are the "Day and Night" plumbers. Called out to a fancy mansion where a society party is going on, they cross the electrical and water systems and generally ruin the place. ... See full summary »

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Shemp (as Shemp)
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Larry (as Larry)
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Moe (as Moe)
Christine McIntyre ...
Mrs. Ethel Allen
Kenneth MacDonald ...
Mr. Allen
Symona Boniface ...
Mrs. Norfleet
Emil Sitka ...
Mr. Walter Norfleet
Dudley Dickerson ...
The Cook
Herbert Evans ...
Wilkes--Butler
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The stooges are the "Day and Night" plumbers. Called out to a fancy mansion where a society party is going on, they cross the electrical and water systems and generally ruin the place. Despite their incompetent plumbing, they save the day by recovering a painting stolen by a pair of thieves masquerading as party guests. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Contains footage from "A Plumbing We Will Go". See more »

Goofs

The placard for the Three Stooges' company reads "Day And Nite Plumbers". However, when Moe answers the phone, he calls it "Nite And Day Plumbers". See more »

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The Cook: [to Mr. and Mrs. Allen in the hallway] Going somewhere?
Mrs. Allen: Just looking for a glass of water.
The Cook: Turn on anything! You'll get it.
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Edited from A Plumbing We Will Go (1940) See more »

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Pure mediocrity.
15 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Formulaic remake omits the intro trial scene and police chase subplot, and drops the trio into a mansion with a leak during a ritzy dinner party. Here, the three really are plumbers by trade, sort of (Moe is even reading How To Be A Plumber!) Shemp traps himself in a cage built from the water pipes, exactly like Curly did in the original. Never would have expected that. Nor would I have expected to see the footage of the cook from the original, and Larry digging in the yard, lifted whole from the earlier short film.

Everything moves along too quickly here, everything seems rushed to its predictable conclusion. The theft of a valuable painting has been added as a subplot to pad out the run time. Mistaken identities ensue, but it all just ends up distracting and over-complicating what was originally a quite funny, simple story. Emil Sitka has the funniest line, "Short circuit, no doubt!"

Moe, to Larry: "What do you charge to haunt a house?" Larry: "How many rooms?"


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