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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)
Boyd Stockman .... stunt double: Kenneth MacDonald (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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Additional Details

USA:16 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

Symona Boniface's final short with the Three Stooges before her death. Her appearance in 1956's Scheming Schemers was achieved using stock footage from this film.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 the guests while in his rain gear] Sorry folks. Dinner's postponed on account of rain.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited from A Plumbing We Will Go (1940)See more »


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Don't Like To See 'Stock Footage' Or Same Routines, But This Is Still Fun, 24 February 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

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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