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4 January 1951 (USA) See more »
The stooges are delivering some Arabian antiques, which include a magic lamp complete with genie. Three Arabian bad guys are after the magic lamp... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Philip Van Zandt ... Ahmed
Vernon Dent ... Mr. Bradley
Dick Curtis ... Hassan
Wesley Bly ... The Genii

Directed by
Edward Bernds 
Writing credits
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Elwood Ullman 

Produced by
Hugh McCollum .... producer
Film Editing by
Henry DeMond 
Art Direction by
Charles Clague 

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USA:16 min
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Genie in a Lamp...., 24 December 2014
Author: simeon_flake

I think this short sets the record for number of uses of the broken glass sound effect. A classic 1951 effort by Edward Bernds--but then again, with one big exception (Merry Mavericks), Mr. Bernds didn't direct a bad short during his tenure with Moe, Larry and Shemp.

And I'll state that I don't mind Shemp calling the Genius of the Lamp "Amos." Believe me, when it comes to portrayals of African-Americans in old movies, I've seen much worse.

That image of Shemp in his zoot suit also ranks as one of Shemp's greatest stooge moments. And, the short is aided by the always welcome presence of exasperated straightman, Vernon Dent.

Overall--if you like Shemp--then "Three Arabian Nuts" should definitely be up your alley.


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