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Gents in a Jam (1952)

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'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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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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Fast-paced comedy dealing with visit of Shemp's rich uncle.
25 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

Excellent, fast-paced short dealed with Moe, Larry and Shemp facing eviction from their landlady, and the only bright prospect being a financial rescue by Shemp's rich Uncle Phineas (hilariously played by Emil Sitka in a stand-out performance). One of the last really outstanding Stooge shorts featuring Shemp, before increased budgetary restrictions by Columbia forced the team to rely on a significant use of stock footage from earlier films.


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