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Release Date:
6 October 1949 (USA) See more »
The Stooges go plumbing for leaks...and laughs! (Lobby card).
The stooges are the "Day and Night" plumbers. Called out to a fancy mansion where a society party is going on... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judy Malcolm ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Bernds 
Writing credits
Elwood Ullman (written by)

Produced by
Hugh McCollum .... producer
Cinematography by
Vincent J. Farrar  (as Vincent Farrar)
Film Editing by
Henry DeMond 
Art Direction by
Charles Clague 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frederick Briskin .... assistant director (uncredited)
Other crew
Hurley Breen .... stand-in: Shemp Howard (uncredited)
Charlie Cross .... stand-in: Larry Fine (uncredited)
Johnny Kascier .... stand-in: Moe Howard (uncredited)
Boyd Stockman .... double: "Allen" (uncredited)

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USA:16 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

Contains footage from "A Plumbing We Will Go".See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
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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Movie Connections:
Edited from A Plumbing We Will Go (1940)See more »


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A Truly "CLASSIC" Stooges moment, featuring the underrated LARRY!, 2 October 2005
Author: zoewood

When Moe jumps back in sheer horror at the unexpected sight of Larry (who just got plastered with a bag of white baking flour all over his face and hair) and then asks the frightfully scary looking stooge at the end of the short: "how much would you charge to haunt a house?" -- and Larry, assuming that Moe must be serious, and not wanting to pass on a good job, responds by asking -- "how many rooms?"; Moe angrily strikes poor Lawrence across the face, making for a truly classic Stooge moment! I laughed at this moment as hard as I laughed at all the great Curly classic moments in other shorts! Larry's contribution to the overall comedic effect of the Stooges is subtle, but very real, as evidenced by this classic moment! See also the short where they are celebrating the fountain of youth that they just invented and are enjoying some cake; Lawrence tries to steal some icing off the top of the cake but he gets caught by Moe as he is about to swallow it, so he wisely decides to ask Moe if he wants a taste as he reaches his hand out to Moe, as if Moe would lick it off his hand -- of course, Moe, looking supremely indignant, is totally mortified and immediately wallops Lawrence with a smack across his outreached hand, pushing the icing and cake into his face while saying, "No, You Keep It" -- the sound effect of this smack across Larry's face (not to mention the sight of all that cake and icing smearing into Lawrence's nose) is so loud and has such a great echo effect that it adds to the humor of the moment beautifully!

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