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The stooges are movers for an express company and on a rainy night are sent to move some junk, including a suit of armor, from a spooky old house. The armor is haunted by the ghost of Sir Tom, who has no intention of leaving. The ghost foils the stooges attempts to take the armor, and is about to skewer them with a sword when it's revealed that the stooges were only telling a bedtime story to their "sons" (also played by the stooges.) Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Even the spirits get into the spirit of high hilarity! (One-sheet poster).

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2 February 1956 (USA)  »

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This short is made up mostly of stock footage from "The Ghost Talks". See more »

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As Sir Tom explains who he is, the Stooges start to smoke. Their pipe and cigarettes are suddenly gone when the ghost finishes his story. See more »

Quotes

Moe: Who... who are you?
Red Skeleton: Me? I'm Red.
Shemp: Oh. Red Skeleton.
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Remake of The Ghost Talks (1949) See more »

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Can spirits really talk?
16 May 2007 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Directed by Jules White, "Creeps" is one of the last Three Stooges shorts featuring Shemp Howard as the third Stooge, before Shemp's untimely death in 1955. This film is a remake, with quite a lot of stock footage, of an earlier Stooge short titled "The Ghost Talks" (1949), also directed by Jules White. In this remake, the Stooges' infant sons (also played by the Stooges) demand a bedtime story from their fathers before going to sleep. So the adult Stooges relate a rather spooky story about a haunted castle, where Moe, Larry, and Shemp are ordered to move out some antique furniture.

Highlights: In the end, the Stooges' kids show no satisfaction with their bedtime story and demand a better one; while they whine about it, Moe, Larry, and Shemp use some blunt tools to let their children know it's nighty-night time (new footage). Shemp has trouble with a mischievous frog; first it croaks while he is drinking a glass of milk, then it jumps down his back (stock footage). The frightened Stooges meet Red Skeleton, who takes off his head and says, "Catch!" (stock footage). Moe and Larry react hilariously upon first encountering the live suit of armor (voiced by Phil Arnold); Moe's hair blows straight up, and Larry's hat jumps & spins in the air (stock footage).

"Creeps" is a pretty good Three Stooges remake, although the story that the Stooges tell their sons has a fairly weak ending. No wonder the kids aren't satisfied!


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