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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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The Stooges go plumbing for leaks...and laughs! (Lobby card).

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6 October 1949 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Production number 4140. 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 »

Quotes

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 into Scheming Schemers (1956) See more »

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Don't Like To See 'Stock Footage' Or Same Routines, But This Is Still Fun
24 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As others have mentioned, this was a reworking of sorts from the 1940 Stooges film, "A Plumbing We Will Go," which featured Curly instead of Shemp and the boys.

I'm not going to go into too much of the story because they used some stock footage in here or they just did the same gags they had done earlier in the '40 film, which I hate to see as I've probably seen all these shorts many times over. Still, I never cease to laugh at some things, such as Dudley Dickenson's act as the cook doing double-takes and slipping and sliding all over the floor as the kitchen gets flooded, or Larry's head popping out of the ground.

When you see Kenneth MacDonald in a Three Stooges film you know you've just seen the villain. MacDonald who had a tough, film-noir voice and face. They were always good in those roles, as was Christine McIntyre, another regular in these shorts, and Emil Sitka, who usually was innocent victim of something the Stooges did. Another regular, Symona Bonfice, always plays a stuffy socialite who winds up getting ruined by the inept Stooges. As you can see, there are many familiar "Three Stooges" faces in this humorous remake.

Despite the familiarity of this story, it was still a lot of fun to watch.


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