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Release Date:
6 July 1950 (USA) See more »
The stooges are artists who want to marry their models; "Moella", "Larraine", and "Shempetta". The girls' father doesn't approve... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Shemp Howard ... Shemp / Shempetta (as Shemp)

Larry Fine ... Larry / Larraine (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe / Moella (as Moe)

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
Felix Adler (written by)

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
Cinematography by
Vincent J. Farrar  (as Vincent Farrar)
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant  (as Edwin Bryant)
Art Direction by
Charles Clague 
Music Department
Lyle 'Spud' Murphy .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Hurley Breen .... stand in: Shemp Howard (uncredited)
Charlie Cross .... stand in: Larry Fine (uncredited)
Johnny Kascier .... stand in: Moe Howard (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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

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In an early scene with all Three Stooges in drag, as the three of them skip off to the doorway of a bedroom, Moe tripped and broke his ankle on camera. He dove out of camera range to save the shot.See more »
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References Koko Trains 'Em (1925)See more »
Zee Lollipop SongSee more »


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Moe - The Ugliest 'Woman' Ever!, 21 May 2010
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Yikes - Moe, Larry and Shemp play themselves AND their finances, "Moella," "Larraine," and "Shempetta."

You can easily identify the last two but Moe did a good job (and is the ugliest woman ever!). I wouldn't have known it was him. Moe plays a third role - the "girls" father, in which he actually looks very distinguished with a normal hairstyle. However, twice he was in the same scene and he spoke with his lips not moving! The costume and makeup department worked overtime on this picture but Columbia Picturs saved money as the Three Stooges were the only actors in the movie.

They also played Scottish bagpipers and newly-born babies and maybe an outfit or two I forgot.....Also, there was a good "I'm mortified" Jimmy Durante impression, done by Larry The boys are French artists but not exactly Monets. For instance, Shemp paints upside down paintings. The "girls" pose for them despite having ants all over them! There is lots of kissing, holding hands, and hugging here - a little too much considering it's all just between the Stooges!

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