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

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Although The Three Stooges are billed as playing all the parts in this film, that is not the case. In the lobby scene, an uncredited Charlie Cross makes a brief appearance reading a newspaper.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs Wee Wee Monsieur (1938)See more »
Zee Lollipop SongSee more »


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The second-worst Stooges short ever made, 15 June 2012
Author: frankfob from California

The worst Stooge short is, without a doubt, "Cuckoo on a Choo Cho", made two years after this, but this is a close second. I can't think of ANY shorts with Joe Besser that are funny, but even the worst of those abysmal efforts pales in comparison with this and "Cuckoo" (as bad as the Joe Bessers are, I'never never given any of them a "2", as I did for this one). No use going over the "plot", as other reviewers have taken care of that. Suffice it to say that this short is almost completely humorless (in that respect it's one up on "Cuckoo", which WAS completely humorless). The Stooges play themselves and their girlfriends, all of them badly. The physical stuff--head butts, eyepokes, etc.--are without exception very poorly done and the "script", for lack of a better word, is witless, the Stooges' delivery is way off and the whole thing is a huge waste of time and should never have been made. It's embarrassing and painful to watch. Skip it at all costs.

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