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1 February 1951 (USA) See more »
The stooges are facing eviction and decide to raise some money by becoming baby-sitters. Their first client is a women separated from her husband... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Lynn Davis ... Joan Lloyd
David Windsor ... Junior
Myron Healey ... George Lloyd
Margie Liszt ... Mrs. Crump

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
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Felix Adler  story & screenplay

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant  (as Edwin Bryant)
Art Direction by
Charles Clague 

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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 4155.See more »
Miscellaneous: Junior hammers Shemp's right foot but he reacts by grasping the left.See more »
Shemp:You don't smell so good, either!
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You won't get the jitters watching this film, 18 March 2005
Author: jimtinder from US

"Baby Sitters' Jitters" shows the Stooges as wannabe babysitters, in an effort to pay their back rent. Their first job poses a problem; the parents of the child have been fighting, and the mother is worried about the father taking back the child. Will the Stooges step up and take on the father?

You'll be hard pressed to find this film on TV or DVD. It was released on VHS in 1990, but not by Columbia, and it has never gotten a DVD issue. One scene that might make modern viewers cringe is the cavalier way the mother nonchalantly drops a loaded gun into junior's crib!

All in all, however, "Baby Sitters' Jitters" is a solid Stooge effort from the early 50s. The boys give it their best, especially when Shemp concocts a soup for the ages -- complete with oodles of cayenne, sage, and what Shemp calls "powdered bacon" (actually baking powder - Shemp couldn't read very well!)

At times, Junior is a bit much to take (who would want to babysit this kid?) but the Stooges make up for it with their blend of patented slapstick. Find this film if you can! 7 out of 10.

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