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Gents in a Jam (1952)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  4 July 1952 (USA)
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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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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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Production number 4183. See more »

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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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Emil Sitka & Kitty McHugh
15 September 2005 | by (Valencia, Spain) – See all my reviews

This is another great short film with the Three Stooges. While the Stooges are in excellent form, this short features Emil Sitka who should have been a 4th Stooge. He was excellent, and in this short he does a great job of being knocked down over and over again as he tries to visit his nephew Shemp. The plot is never resolved, which was that the Stooges were hoping that Uncle Phineas would bail them out of their financial jam. Instead they spend the episode ducking their neighbor who thinks the Stooges were fooling around with his wife (all 3 of them??). A nice little scene features Kitty McHugh (who committed suicide a couple of years later) as their landlady. She had a lot of spunk, and she gives the Stooges one of the best group slaps that I have ever seen. This is one of the shorts were you can also see that Moe is getting older, and yet the Stooges have so much energy that you cannot help but admire their effort as you laugh at the comedy!


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