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Flagpole Jitters (1956)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  5 April 1956 (USA)
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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 ... 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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This short contains a heavy amount of footage from "Hokus Pokus". See more »

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Remake of Hokus Pokus (1949) See more »

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Why remake something that's only a couple of years old?
10 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why, for the life of me, were all these remakes and half-remakes being done of shorts that were essentially only a few years old? Did Jules White feel the need to win a contest that says the director of the most shorts wins something? I mean, he would take something that was done five years earlier and directed by someone else, who was much more capable by the way, and then stick his name on as "directed by". The only thing that I can see he was put in charge of is literally sabotaging the Stooges careers. "It's Sabatoogee I'm tellin ya'!" This one is certainly no exception. It's not even a remake considering that 99% of the footage is used from the original. Just some added on non-related stuff tacked on so he can be honestly listed as the "director"? I don't get it. And no one else with eyes does either...except maybe "movie nutball". He apparently likes everything, no matter how bad it is.


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