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Felix Adler (story)
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Release Date:
7 June 1951 (USA) See more »
Shemp is a sick man, suffering from hallucinations. His worst vision is that his ugly nurse Nora is actually beautiful... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Excellent Shempcentric Stooge Short See more (9 total) »


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Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Babe London ... Nora
Emil Sitka ... Doctor Geseundheit
Vernon Dent ... Nora's Father
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Pamela Britton ... Pretty Nora (uncredited)
Johnny Kascier ... Orderly (uncredited)
Royce Milne ... Little Betty May (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
Felix Adler (story)

Felix Adler (screenplay)

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
Cinematography by
Henry Freulich 
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant  (as Edwin Bryant)
Art Direction by
Charles Clague 
Other crew
B. Edney .... stand-in: Shemp Howard (uncredited)
Johnny Kascier .... stand-in: Moe Howard (uncredited)
Joe Murphy .... stand-in: Larry Fine (uncredited)

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

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One of Larry's favorite films; he screened it often when he lived at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital.See more »
Moe:[encouraging Shemp to practice the piano] Now go on, practice like the teacher showed you. And if you're a good boy, we're gonna give you some c-a-n-d-y.
Shemp:Aw, you know I don't smoke.
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Shempcentric Stooge Short, 24 September 2014
Author: sevenlilxenos from United States

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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