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Shemp's rich Uncle Phineas comes to visit the stooges who are broke and about to evicted. The boys convince their landlady Mrs. McGruder not to toss them out as Shemp is set to inherit a ... See full summary »

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Shemp (as Shemp)
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Larry (as Larry)
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Moe (as Moe)
Kitty McHugh ...
Mrs. McGruder, Landlady
Emil Sitka ...
Uncle Phineas Bowman
Danni Sue Nolan ...
Mrs. Gertie Duggan (as Dani Sue Nolan)
Mickey Simpson ...
Rocky Duggan
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Shemp's rich Uncle Phineas comes to visit the stooges who are broke and about to evicted. The boys convince their landlady Mrs. McGruder not to toss them out as Shemp is set to inherit a fortune. The boys also have trouble with a circus strongman after Shemp accidentally rips off his wife's dress. Uncle Phineas gets in the middle of the fight, and Mrs. McGruder ends it by knocking out the strongman. It turns out that Uncle Phineas and the landlady were childhood sweethearts and he marries her, leaving the stooges out of the bucks once again. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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4 July 1952 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Production number 4183. See more »

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Obvious stunt double when Rocky is throwing Shemp around in the hallway. See more »

Quotes

Larry: How come you give all the orders around here?
Moe: Because I got all the brains around here. Any objections?
Larry: Yeah!
[Moe slaps Larry]
Moe: Objections overruled.
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A swan song for the great Edward Bernds...
30 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

And Ed Bernds seemed to get out of Columbia at just the right time, as it wasn't too long after this short that the decline with Jules White using stock footage in many of the shorts would start. And I've always been a Jules White fan, but I admit that the quality of the stooge shorts went downhill starting in 1953.

All that aside, "Gents" is a great one and perhaps--in my mind--Emil Sitka's greatest performance in a stooge comedy, as poor Uncle Phineas, who seems to get bumped and knocked around more than the human body can endure. And watch for that great knee-shot he takes in the closing minutes of this short, heh.

A great three stooges comedy--Ed Bernds went out on a high note.


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