MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 56,931 this week

Income Tax Sappy (1954)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  4 February 1954 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 173 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 1 critic

Tax cheats Moe, Larry and Shemp decide they're so good at cheating the government, that they start a business as crooked tax advisors. They become rich, but an undercover agent from the IRS... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 244 titles
created 10 May 2012
 
a list of 1407 titles
created 12 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 3289 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 5352 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Income Tax Sappy (1954)

Income Tax Sappy (1954) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Income Tax Sappy.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The stooges are delivering some Arabian antiques, which include a magic lamp complete with genie. Three Arabian bad guys are after the magic lamp, but the stooges defeat them once they get ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The stooges witness an armed robbery and are brought in by the cops as suspects. After passing a lie detector test, the boys are freed and go back to their jobs in a Cafe. When one of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

To inherit a fortune, voice teacher Shemp must marry before six o'clock, but no girl will accept his proposal. Finally one of his repulsive students agrees to marry him, just in the nick of... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A campaign boss is looking for three delegates to the presidential convention, delegates that are too stupid to discover that his candidate, Hammond Egger, is a crook. Enter the stooges as ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Set in the middle ages, the stooges wish to marry their sweethearts, but the King won't give his consent until Princess Alicia gets married. The princess is abducted by Mergatroyd, an evil ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Larry is a pet dealer who's seeing Moe's wife while at the same time trying to steal Shemp's fiancée. When Moe's become suspicious, Larry attempts to frame Shemp as the boyfriend. He gets ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The stooges are janitors working in a newspaper office. When an anonymous caller phones in a tip about the theft a famous diamond, the boys decide to become reporters and go after the ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The stooges graduate from dental school and go out west to open a practice. Everything goes well until Shemp "cures" an outlaw's toothache from the instructions in a carpentry book, and the... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Set in Arthurian times, the stooges decide to help their friend Cedric the Blacksmith win the hand of the fair princess Elaine. At night the group sneaks into the castle to serenade Elaine,... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Who Done It? (1949)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The stooges are private detectives looking for a missing millionaire. They wander around the millionaire's spooky mansion confronting various crooks and a dangerous dame. The stooges ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Shemp wins $50,000 in a radio contest and the stooges move into the Hotel Costa Plente where they live it up and wreck their fancy suite. While they wait for the prize money to arrive, the ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

It appears to be an early attempt at 3D with the closeups and effects used.

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Shemp (as Shemp)
...
Larry (as Larry)
...
Moe (as Moe)
Margie Liszt ...
Sis
Benny Rubin ...
Mr. Cash
Nanette Bordeaux ...
Mrs. Cash
Edit

Storyline

Tax cheats Moe, Larry and Shemp decide they're so good at cheating the government, that they start a business as crooked tax advisors. They become rich, but an undercover agent from the IRS gets the goods on them, and its off to jail for the stooges. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 February 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tax Saps  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shemp Howard did not slick back his long hair in this film. This was because he had begun dying his hair by this time, and initially could not use pomade. See more »

Goofs

When Shemp is standing up after smashing a half of bowling ball over Moe's head, he accidentally hits his head on a nearby table lamp and almost tips it over. See more »

Quotes

Shemp: [after Moe had crunched Larry's nose with scissors] Looks like a V8!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fair to midland.
10 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, it's sort of strange to me at least, that several previous reviewers consider this a classic "Shemp" short even though his actual screen time is minimal. Are they trying to say something? Regardless, this is one of those "late era" shorts that shows the beginning of the end for the Stooges. The basic premise for this short is fairly good but could have been so much funnier if given over to serious comedy writers and not someone who was way past his prime like Felix Adler. This guy was a good comedy and gag writer...twenty years earlier during the silents and early talkies. However, by this time he was a raging alcoholic and pretty much wrote jokes and gags for drinks, and it shows up here. The Stooges apparently have a "bare bones" script to work with so as is their tradition they make every attempt to beef it up. Maybe that's why Moe seems very irritable and grouchy in this one. He knows what's happening and doesn't like it but he has a contract that he's obliged to play out. Another thing is that Columbia by this time or maybe even earlier since at least the time of "Three Loan Wolves" or "Half Wits Holiday" with an obviously ailing Curly, just didn't care and told them to do it regardless of any health problems. Nice place to work, huh? Shemp was recovering from a mild stroke at this time but the "front office guys" apparently said something like,"Gee, we hope you get well but do this pic or else!" Hence why his screen time is limited and also sort of missing in key scenes with Moe and Larry. The Stooges should have had a better agent, contract or sharpie lawyer who would've looked out for their own interests a little bit better. This short can be missed.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Income Tax Sappy (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?