Shemp is a sick man, suffering from hallucinations. His worst vision is that his ugly nurse Nora is actually beautiful. When Moe and Larry come to take him home from the sanitarium, they ... See full summary »

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Shemp is a sick man, suffering from hallucinations. His worst vision is that his ugly nurse Nora is actually beautiful. When Moe and Larry come to take him home from the sanitarium, they discover he's become engaged to Nora. On the way to Nora's apartment for the wedding, the boys get in a fight with a stranger who promises to get even with them if he ever sees them again. They arrive to finding Nora waiting for her father, who, when he arrives, turns out to be the man they just fought with. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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7 June 1951 (USA)  »

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Quotes

Larry: [seeing the ugly woman Shemp is attracted to] I'd better have another drink; I can still see her face.
Moe: [bonks Larry on the head] Quiet.
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Written and performed by Larry Fine, Moe Howard and Shemp Howard
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Excellent Shempcentric Stooge Short
24 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although were not told specifically why a recently released Shemp was temporarily institutionalized, it may have been the accumulation of his many years of receiving physical and mental abuse by Moe, this however sets the stage for one of the best Stooges short of the Shemp era (approx. 1947-1955).

Shemp carries this short with a variety of gags, many of which don't appear to be rehashed as by 1951 the creative juices in the writing department were running a little dry.

One exception being Shemp viewing some things a little different from Moe and Larry so to speak, but this time it involves the attractiveness of his love interest (not whether she is a real girl or a big bird) and a couple extra pair of hands. BTW, Shemp can play a mean piano especially when getting a helping hand or two.

This short is NOT a remake of any other Shemp or Curly short which undoubtedly contributes to its uniqueness. Vernon Dent and Emil Sitka provide great foils for the boys. If your a Stooge fan, do not miss this one!


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