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Pardon My Backfire (1953)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Short  |  15 August 1953 (USA)
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It appears to be an early attempt at 3D with the closeups and effects used.

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Benny Rubin ...
Charles, Escaped Convict
Frank Sully ...
Algernon, Escaped Convict
Phil Arnold ...
Shiv, Escaped Convict
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The stooges are auto mechanics who need money so they can marry their girls. When some escaped convicts pull into their garage, the boys manage to capture them and use the reward money to marry their sweethearts. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Comedy | Short

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15 August 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De tre træmænd som mekanikere  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ruth Godfrey who played the role of Nettie was the producer Jules White's daughter. See more »

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You can see the guide wire/fishing line on the bottle Shemp throws. See more »

Quotes

Escaped Convict: I'm going to kill you to death!
Larry: That's too permanent!
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Soundtracks

Oh! Susanna
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Written by Stephen Foster
Phonograph record played by Larry
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For Stooge heads only
25 December 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

You must see it in 3D - what the Stooges throw at each other also comes at you. Otherwise the usual Stooge stuff except for the three girlfriends, who get little screen time.


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