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Three Dark Horses (1952)

A campaign boss is looking for three delegates to the presidential convention, delegates that are too stupid to discover that his candidate, Hammond Egger, is a crook. Enter the stooges as ... See full summary »

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A campaign boss is looking for three delegates to the presidential convention, delegates that are too stupid to discover that his candidate, Hammond Egger, is a crook. Enter the stooges as janitors sent to clean the man's office. After some of their antics, the boy's suitability for the job is apparent and they're hired. The stooges go to the convention, but double cross their boss and vote for another candidate, Abel Lamb Stewer. When the boss and his muscle man come looking for revenge, the boys defeat them in a wild fight. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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A vote for them is a vote for mayhem - and mirth. (One-sheet poster). See more »

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16 October 1952 (USA)  »

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Although he never appears in the film, a photo of candidate Hammond Egger appears several times. The photo is of supporting actor Bud Jamison, who suddenly died in 1944. The photo was put in the short as a tribute to the late actor, whose talents were sorely missed during the post Curly Howard-era. See more »

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When the Stooges are throwing confetti around the room, Larry gets a whole bunch on his face, but all of it suddenly disappears in the next shot. See more »

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Shemp: Hey, let's eat. I'm hungry.
Moe: Me, too. I could eat a horse.
Shemp: Don't look at me!
Moe: I said a horse, not a jackass.
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Three Dopey Delegates
27 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We're at the campaign headquarters for "Hammond Egger," who is running for President. Immediately we see two crooked guys - actors who were regular villains on the Adventures Of Superman TV series (Kenneth MacDonald and Ben Weldon). They are the campaign manager "Bill Wick" and his sidekick "Jim Digger." They are scheming to "make that oil grab" and need Egger to be elected. They know three of their delegates "are smelling a rat....and what we need are three (new) delegates who are too dumb to think and who'll do what we tell 'em."

Any guess who they will find? The answer comes quick as the Stooges, janitors in the place, quickly demonstrate how stupid they are in front of Wick and Digger. "If they are half as dumb as they look, I think we've found our men," says Wick.

The Stooges are so inept they make Weldon look smart in comparison. He always played the dumbest crook on Superman. Here, "Jim" gets his toupee "scalped" when Shemp's vacuum cleaner sucks it off his head. They give it back to him with all the dust and other crud from the vacuum bag and then put glue on his head! It's brutal, but it's a funny scene.

Anyway, the boys are offered money to be delegates at the convention and they accept. They then do a two-minute skit, or parody, of conventioneers which, frankly, was stupid.

The rest of it is the boys back in their hotel room later than night, and the goofy things they do to each other while eating, drinking coffee and soaking their tired feet in a tub of hot water. Poor Shemp's "dogs" are barking, and this is the only time I've ever seen that expression put to literal use on screen! It's funny. So are a few clever remarks such as "Hey, won't Wick burn when he......"

The rest of it is so-so, with a strange ending in which the guys look like murderers!


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