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Flagpole Jitters (1956)

The stooges are taking care of their invalid friend Mary who is confined to wheelchair. At their jobs in a theater, where they hope to earn money for an operation for Mary, they witness a ... See full summary »

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The stooges are taking care of their invalid friend Mary who is confined to wheelchair. At their jobs in a theater, where they hope to earn money for an operation for Mary, they witness a hypnotist, doing his act. The stooges become subjects for his show and are hypnotized into walking out on a flagpole high above the ground. When they come out of their trance and realize their predicament they fall into a window and foil a robbery in progress thus earning reward money to pay for Mary's operation. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The Three Stooges hit a new high in low-down laughs

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5 April 1956 (USA)  »

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Production number 4238. See more »

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Because this short was a remake of Hokus Pokus (1949), the original footage featured where the Stooges are on the flagpole and Svengarlic's assistant worries they are still up there is out of place in the remake. In the new footage, Svengarlic is working with two safe crackers who use the Stooges as dupes in a robbery attempt. Because Svengarlic and his assistant were completely innocent in the original film, the remake would have them care less about the Stooges' fate. See more »

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Remake of Hokus Pokus (1949) See more »

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Terrible remake
17 August 2001 | by (San Ramon, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a terrible remake of "Hokus Pokus". Some of the new footage is pointless, and to add on to that, Shemp looks quite ill in the new footage and hardly ever speaks in the new footage. The only funny scene in the new footage is the "who slammed the door" bit. The only thing that saves this one is consistency of new footage.

Grade: D-


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