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Bedlam in Paradise (1955)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  14 April 1955 (USA)
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Shemp dies but cannot get into heaven until he reforms Moe and Larry. He returns to earth as an invisible spirit and sets out to prevent the other two stooges, who are in league with the ... See full summary »

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Helen Blazes
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Shemp dies but cannot get into heaven until he reforms Moe and Larry. He returns to earth as an invisible spirit and sets out to prevent the other two stooges, who are in league with the devil, from selling a phony invention (a fountain pen that writes under whip cream) to a rich couple. Shemp sabotages Moe and Larry's plans and makes it through the pearly gates. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Blue sky buffoonery all the way!!!

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14 April 1955 (USA)  »

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Columbia production #4228. See more »

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When Shemp wonders what he did to be barred from heaven, Uncle Mortimer replies, "I wouldn't know having died before you were born." Upon awakening from this dream, Shemp addresses a letter to "Dear Uncle Mortimer." See more »

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Pretty good for a rehash...
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I've seen a lot of stooge fans rave about this short & proclaim it to be better than the original "Heavenly Daze." Personally, I didn't see it, but that's not to say this short is bad, but you get the feeling it could have been so much better, or to put it another way, I couldn't help but feel cheated when I saw so much stock footage from the original; a feeling I get from watching most of the Shemp recycles.

I think my biggest problem with this particular remake was the decision to entirely delete Sam McDaniel, who played the frightened butler in the original. That guy was so funny & definitely should have been used in more stooge shorts.

Phil Van Zandt does a pretty good job playing the devil & Shemp's dance with Helen Blazes is definitely a highlight of the film. Overall, one of the better Shemp remakes, but "Daze" is still light years ahead of it.


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