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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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A Columbia featurette in Three Dimensions. (One-sheet poster). See more »

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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 »

Goofs

Obvious wire visible on cake when it is thrown. See more »

Quotes

Escaped Convict: I'm going to kill you to death!
Larry: That's too permanent!
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Oh! Susanna
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Phonograph record played by Larry
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Pardon My Backfire!
8 March 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

On a local Television station I saw this funny Three Stooges in true 3D! There was another one in 3D called Spooks! Pardon My Backfire was really already in 3D like when Moe would do his stuff like throwing something or when one of the gangsters did something it would come right into the screen! What I mean by true 3D is that it had the color like the famous colors! It was a cool experience!

The Three Stooges short is pretty good! It has a couple brutal scenes like the wire going through Larry's nose and ear and he must pull it out and like when Moe's behind is one fire! The actors that played the gangsters are cool which they have played other parts in other Three Stooges shorts! Like other Three Stooges shorts, the Stooges have girl friends. Like the other 3D short, this too has the different introduction with the stooges doing it live instead of the usual intro! With the 3D experience or without it Pardon My Backfire is funny one to watch!


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