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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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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 »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs Wee Wee Monsieur (1938)See more »
Zee Lollipop SongSee more »


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Minimalism!, 24 September 2005
Author: nick-23 ( from St. Thomas, USVI

Give the Stooges credit: they weren't afraid to experiment. Imagine, portraying their own girlfriends! They did a clever job, and did not have to rely on camera trickery (Columbia's shorts department would not have provided them with sufficient funds to do so, anyway). The Stooges did a little "mix'n'match," but to be honest, I can't remember who was paired with whom. Let's see, was Moe Shempetta's boyfriend? Well, anyway, the Stooges weren't exactly attractive women, but they did have a sort of home-spun innocent charm. Now there's a triple marriage I would have absolutely loved to see. Too bad the ladies' old man is dead set against it, and perhaps you can't blame the guy. Now I love Moe, but three roles were just too many. I think Vernon Dent would have been great as the girls' father, but, what the hell, Moe still works. I think after this short was made, the world witnessed a spate of occurrences where prospective bridegrooms tickled their intended spouses' father into submission to procure his permission to marry his daughter. This was about 1950, right? Remember that famous case in Tunisia? Those Stooges, they were innovators, years ahead of their time. Just watch this surreal film, and you will agree.

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