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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)

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Production number 4140.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: Shadow of cameraman on the right side of the screen as Mrs. Norfleet introduces her husband to the Allens.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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Edited into Scheming Schemers (1956)See more »


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The Original "A Plumbing We Will Go" from 1940 is Far Better., 15 November 2008
Author: maxcellus46 from United States

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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