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Larry and Shemp are living in a stolen railroad car. Larry wants to marry his girlfriend, but she won't consent until Shemp marries her sister. Shemp however, is constantly drunk and in ... See full summary »

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Moe / Voice of Radio Newscaster (as Moe)
Patricia Wright ...
Lenora
Victoria Horne ...
Roberta
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Larry and Shemp are living in a stolen railroad car. Larry wants to marry his girlfriend, but she won't consent until Shemp marries her sister. Shemp however, is constantly drunk and in love with "Carry", an imaginary giant canary. Moe is an investigator from the railroad, sent to discover how the car was stolen from a moving train. Moe is also in love with Shemp's girl. Shemp winds up with both women, but still prefers his imaginary canary. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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4 December 1952 (USA)  »

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A Train Called Schmow  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The news-flash radio voice appears to be that of Moe Howard. See more »

Quotes

Lenora: He's filthy with money.
Larry: Ah, he's filthy with or without it!
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Spoofs A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

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horrible, but I like it
11 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

A running gag in this short is Shemp (or in one scene, Larry) guzzling from the brown jug, doing the usual double takes as we hear the familiar train/whistle sound effects, then remarking "horrible, but I like it". A perfect way to sum up my feelings about this short. Sure the plot may seem a 'bit' absurd, but what are we watching here, Hamlet. I doubt any of these 190 films were made with the idea of improving our minds.

Larry's girl in this film says Shemp is filthy with money. I guess he's the definition of "eccentric millionaire" if he likes to spend all his time living with a hobo like Larry on a stolen boxcar. :-)

8/10


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