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Release Date:
6 October 1949 (USA) See more »
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)
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Directed by
Edward Bernds 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Elwood Ullman  writer

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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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

Production number 4140.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 »
Moe:[to Larry, who is covered in white powder] What do you charge to haunt a house?
Larry:How many rooms?
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Movie Connections:
Edited into Scheming Schemers (1956)See more »


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Pure mediocrity., 15 August 2013
Author: Zbigniew_Krycsiwiki from United States

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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