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Booty and the Beast (1953)

 |  Comedy, Short  |  5 March 1953 (USA)
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The stooges do a good turn and help a stranger open a safe in what they think is the man's house. Actually the man is a crook and the boys were unwitting accomplices to a robbery. Once they... See full summary »

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The stooges do a good turn and help a stranger open a safe in what they think is the man's house. Actually the man is a crook and the boys were unwitting accomplices to a robbery. Once they realize what's happened, the stooges go after the bad guy and who's left on the train to Los Vegas. The boys trap the villain and recover the booty. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Bellows! Boffos! And Belly-Laffs! (One-sheet poster).

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Train scenes are mostly stock footage from "Hold That Lion". See more »

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In the archive footage Larry wears a vest; he is not wearing one in the new footage (except in one shot). See more »

Quotes

Larry: Hey, how do you spell "garage"? With a G or a J?
Shemp: With a "G", you idiot. G-A-R-A-J.
Larry: Oh!
Moe: Fine speller you turned out to be. "G-A-R-A-J". Don't you know there's an "E" on the end of it?
Shemp: Hmm. You just made that up.
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Edited from Hold That Lion! (1947) See more »

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disappointing effort
17 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This short was the first of nearly 2-dozen shorts from the '1953-55' period consisting of a heavy dose of stock footage from Shemp films made in the late 40's & would mark the slow decline in quality of stooge shorts. Some of these rehashed efforts weren't all bad, and this short starts off extremely well with the new opening footage of the stooges(unwittingly)helping crook Ken McDonald break into a man's home and steal from his safe. The new footage(running about 7 mins.)is so good, you can't help but feel letdown when the 2nd half is all stock footage from "Hold That Lion", save for a small 5 second clip. Jules White must've really like "Hold That Lion" cause a 2nd remake of it follows this short(Loose Loot)though 'Loot' is a much better effort and has a lot more new footage.

Grade: C-


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