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Felix Adler (story)
Jack White (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 January 1952 (USA) See more »
Shemp wins $50,000 in a radio contest and the stooges move into the Hotel Costa Plente where they live it up and wreck their fancy suite... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Nanette Bordeaux ... Fifi
Vivian Mason ... Stooge Golddigger

Vernon Dent ... Hotel Manager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stanley Blystone ... Detective (uncredited)
Johnny Kascier ... Waiter (uncredited)

Suzanne Ridgway ... Golddigger (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Felix Adler  story (as Searle Kramer)
Jack White  screenplay

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
Cinematography by
Fayte M. Browne  (as Fayte Browne)
Film Editing by
Henry DeMond 
Art Direction by
Charles Clague 

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Additional Details

17 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

Contains a few shots from "Healthy, Wealthy, and Dumb", which was the basis for this short.See more »
Plot holes: When Shemp wins the radio contest, the announcer asks him for his address, instead he says "I'll be right over." and hangs up the phone.See more »
Larry:[ordering room service] Send up a dozen bottles of champagne. A dozen. Dozen! Spell it? Make it twelve instead.See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Great Three Stooges short!, 28 September 2004
Author: Movie Nuttball from U.S.A.

The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is the all time funniest comedy team!

This is a hilarious Three Stooges short in My opinion. The Stooges are so funny. Nanette Bordeaux, Vivian Mason, and Suzanne Ridgeway all perform well and they look excellent! Stanley Blystone and Vernon Dent were good. There is another Three Stooges short with Curly very similar like this one called Healthy, Wealthy, and Dumb . I strongly recommend both!

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