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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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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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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 »

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The Cook: This house has sure gone crazy!
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Edited from A Plumbing We Will Go (1940) See more »

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The Original "A Plumbing We Will Go" from 1940 is Far Better.
15 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This short, as with a lot of the shorts made with Shemp, is merely a remake or better yet retread of something that was done far better the first time. In the late forties and early fifties, Columbia was trying to "kill off" their shorts department but were still contractually obligated to produce shorts with the Stooges. That didn't mean that they were going to write new stories or gags or at least keep the production levels as high as they were previously with Curly. Hence why they resorted to just redoing a lot of the earlier "Curly" shorts now with Shemp and some of these bits are funnier with Curly because they were written specifically for his character and not Shemp. All of this does a disservice to Shemp's own abilities and unique comedy style. Columbia was SO cheap at this time that they even would just edit clips from the earlier Stooge's shorts into these later ones with Shemp. For example, the scene with the cook dealing with the crazy faucet at the sink and the stove turned into a sprinkling system is a direct edit from the original 1940 "A Plumbing We Will Go." This is not a bad short but just not as good as the original.


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