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Loose Loot (1953)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  2 April 1953 (USA)
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The stooges are willed a lot of dough from a rich uncle, but the executor of the estate, Icabob Slipp, is a crook who absconds with the money. The stooges trail him to a a theater where ... See full summary »

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The stooges are willed a lot of dough from a rich uncle, but the executor of the estate, Icabob Slipp, is a crook who absconds with the money. The stooges trail him to a a theater where they engage in a wild chase and ultimately recover their inheritance. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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First half of film mostly consists of stock footage from "Hold That Lion". See more »

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The items on I Slipp's desk don't quite match between the new footage and the archive shots, including the location of the phone and the font on the name plate. See more »

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One of the better Shemp remakes
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"Loose Loot" is one of the first Stooges remakes of an earlier short. In this case, it is a remake of their 1947 effort "Hold That Lion." Beginning in 1952, producer Jules White began to remake earlier Stooge shorts and include existing footage in the remakes to save money and production time. In addition, motion picture houses were becoming increasingly reluctant to show short subjects; there was also the competition from television.

Some of the remakes lifted much footage from earlier shorts; more than 3/4 of each release after 1952 included footage from the earlier shorts.

"Loose Loot" includes footage from "Hold That Lion," most notably in the first five minutes. However, most of the remaining footage was shot in 1952. Happily, "Loose Loot" succeeds because of the new footage. This part of the plot takes place at a theatre where the Stooges are tracing the executor of their late uncle's will. Many funny slapstick moments occur in the new footage, which includes veteran actors Kenneth MacDonald and Tom Kennedy (Edgar Kennedy's brother.) Among the funnier moments are the Stooges throwing fruit at MacDonald and the surreal moment when the stooges enter a picture frame.

"Loose Loot" is not to be missed by Shemp fans and Stooges fans in general. Although based on a earlier short and including old footage, "Loose Loot" is funny and interesting in its own way. Stooge fans who tend to stay away from their 1950s remakes should catch this one.


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