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Hugs and Mugs finds Moe, Larry, and Shemp in the second hand furniture
business and they happen to come into possession of a second hand couch
where a stolen pearl necklace has been hidden. The owner failed to pay
storage and the Three Stooges get the couch.
The molls of the crooks who stole the necklace go to claim the couch and find out who has the thing and then go to work on the Stooges.
What really sets this short apart from the ordinary run of Stooge comedy is the fact that the three women, Nannette Bordeaux, Christine McIntyre, Kathleen O'Malley are every bit as adept at slapstick mayhem as Moe, Larry, and Shemp are. Witness the scene with the clerk at the storage place as they get information from him. That's a small sampling of what they do to the boys.
Hugs And Mugs only proves these women would have been perfect screen wives for the Stooges.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
"Hugs and Mugs" is not the best Three Stooges short ever made. Yet,
it's not a bad Stooge film either. In this one, Moe, Larry, & Shemp
operate an upholstery shop, where three pretty female ex-jailbirds show
up to pitch some woo while they frisk the boys for a very valuable
string of pearls. (Don't read any further until after you have seen
Highlights: Before the girls arrive at the Stooges' shop, Moe, Larry, & Shemp engage in some brisk & funny slapstick with a needle and a drill. (Right after this, the violence between them becomes quite excessive and the humor is lost, thanks to director Jules White.) The French girl (Nanette Bordeaux) tickles Shemp, who winds up with a sofa spring on the back of his trousers (a la the Stooge films "Hoi Polloi" , "An Ache in Every Stake" , and "Have Rocket--Will Travel" ). During the Stooges' fight with three mobsters inside a rag bin, Shemp sometimes irons the wrong crooks. And the garment-tearing contest between the Stooges and the head villainess (Christine McIntyre) becomes vicious!
Finally, a few more things to watch for in "Hugs and Mugs." As he does in various other Stooge shorts, Shemp does his famous fighter's dance and receives the first punch! One of the girls catches a piece of slapstick by getting whacked in the head with a filing cabinet drawer. And Emil Sitka, perhaps the most beloved character actor ever to appear with the Stooges, pops up at the opening of this short as a cranky old storage clerk.
Three female crooks, just "out of the clink," go to claim some stolen
pearls they left at a storage bin but find out some other dopes from
the Shangri-La Upholstering Co., have taken them.
The girls go over there hoping to put on the charm and steal back the pearl necklace.
They didn't realize, of course that the place is run by three imbeciles - The Stooges - so the charm part will be easy, but getting the pearls back?
Well, Shemp, Larry and Moe will always make this tough since they never know what they're into anyway but somehow always prevail in problem situations.
The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have
loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I
love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly
Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great
actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In
My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is
the all time funniest comedy team!
This is a very funny and arguably a classic Three Stooges short with Shemp! Appearing in this short are Christine McIntyre, Kathleen O'Malley, Nanette Bordeaux, Emil Sitka, Pat Moran, Wally Rose, and Joe Palma. McIntyre and Bordeaux are excellent in this on. I recommend this Three Stooges short!
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