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Income Tax Sappy (1954)

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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 »

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Moe (as Moe)
Margie Liszt ...
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Mr. Cash
Nanette Bordeaux ...
Mrs. Cash
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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>

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4 February 1954 (USA)  »

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Tax Saps  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.85 : 1
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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

Moe: Say, Shemp, how much you gonna deduct for dependents?
Shemp: Forty-four hundred dollars.
Larry: That's eleven dependents! Who are they?
Shemp: My ex-wife and ten bartenders.
Moe: Why don't you quit kidding?
Shemp: Who's kidding?
Moe: Why, you...
[Moe moves to punch Shemp, but he ducks and Moe punches Larry]
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Classic stooge short
3 April 2002 | by (San Ramon, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a classic. Even though Shemp doesn't get as much screen time as many would hope, Benny Rubin as Mr. Cash, Moe, and Larry make up for it big time. In the scenes Shemp is in, he shines. It confuses me why Shemp doesn't get that much screen time. Even though he had a stroke in 1952, he recovered within weeks of it. I guess director Jules White and writer Abner Singer wanted Moe and Larry to shine more for once. There are so many classic lines and exchanges in this and Moe is especially hot tempered. This short is a must-have for any stooge fan who likes Shemp or the episodes he was in.

Grade: A+


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