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Commotion on the Ocean (1956)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 8 November 1956 (USA)
The stooges are would-be reporters, who are tricked into becoming stowaways by "Borscht", a spy for an enemy country. Stranded on a freighter on the high seas, they discover that Borscht ... See full summary »

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The stooges are would-be reporters, who are tricked into becoming stowaways by "Borscht", a spy for an enemy country. Stranded on a freighter on the high seas, they discover that Borscht has concealed some stolen microfilm in watermelons they brought aboard for him. After a wild chase, they subdue Borscht and recover the microfilm. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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8 November 1956 (USA)  »

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Salt Water Daffy  »

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Production number 4247. See more »

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Larry: When it comes to fish, I'm a common-sewer!
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Edited from Dunked in the Deep (1949) See more »

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A good mixture from two older shorts.
19 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

COMMOTION ON THE OCEAN is the best job they've done after Shemp's death so far. It's a remake of DUNKED IN THE DEEP. Joe Palma only doubles for Shemp in one scene of the new footage, but it looks more realistic. All we see of Shemp is his shoulder, and you can't tell the difference.

The beginning of the short actually comes from CRIME ON THEIR HANDS, with a different story in the newspapers. The film is almost a direct lift from the two shorts, except for a scene of Moe, Larry, and Gene Roth eating and coughing up a plastic fish.

This is a good job, considering the work they did in: RUMPUS IN THE HAREM, HOT STUFF & SCHEMING SCHEMERS.

***1/2 out of 4 stars.


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