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Spooks! (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 15 June 1953 (USA)

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The stooges are private detectives hired to find a missing girl. The boys disguise as pie salesmen and end up wandering around a mad scientist's mansion, trying to find the girl. The boys ... See full summary »

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The stooges are private detectives hired to find a missing girl. The boys disguise as pie salesmen and end up wandering around a mad scientist's mansion, trying to find the girl. The boys confront a gorilla and various other bad guys, before rescuing the girl. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Cuckoo Detectives  »

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Production number: 4210. See more »

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When Norma Randall is first tied up on the operating table, her gag goes between her teeth. But in all subsequent shots, her gag is over her mouth and not between her teeth! See more »

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Mary Bopper: Oh no, Doctor Jekyll!
Shemp Howard: Doctor Jekyll? We must Hyde!
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I'll gouge your eyes out!
7 March 2000 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Stooges at their spookiest. Funny short has the boys trying to rescue a girl from the evil clutches of Dr. Jekyll. "Dr. Jekyll. We must hide." Says Shemp in a funny line. This episode has all the elements of a stooge classic. It has absolutely everything. Their is an ape. A pie fight between an ape. A mad doctor. A spooky location. Witty writing. 3-D action, pitchforks and fingers fly right towards your eyes. And a bat that does an impression of Curly.

This episode has to be seen to be believed. A Stooge gem that has always been overlooked. Catch this one if you can, or I'll gouge your eyes out! Whoo whooh whooh whooh whooh whooh!


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