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Husbands Beware (1956)

 |  Comedy, Short  |  5 January 1956 (USA)
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To inherit a fortune, voice teacher Shemp must marry before six o'clock, but no girl will accept his proposal. Finally one of his repulsive students agrees to marry him, just in the nick of... See full summary »

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Prof. Shemp Howard (as Shemp)
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Larry (as Larry)
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Moe (as Moe)
Maxine Gates ...
Flora - Moe's Wife
Lu Leonard ...
Dora - Larry's Wife (as Lou Leonard)
Dee Green ...
Miss Fanny Dinkelmeyer (archive footage)
Christine McIntyre ...
Lulu Hopkins (archive footage)
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To inherit a fortune, voice teacher Shemp must marry before six o'clock, but no girl will accept his proposal. Finally one of his repulsive students agrees to marry him, just in the nick of time. When the rest of the prospective brides hear about the inheritance, they show up at the ceremony and a free for all ensues. Shemp marries his student before the deadline, and then finds out that there is no inheritance. Moe and Larry have tricked him into marriage as revenge for their marrying his shrewish sisters. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Wildest and wackiest battle of the sexes yet! (One-sheet poster).

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Eat, Drink and Be Married  »

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Production number: 4236. See more »

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Moe takes a can labeled "salad oil" from the cupboard; in an insert shot the label says "turpentine." See more »

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Remake of Meet Me at the Fountain (1904) See more »

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What could have been . . .
10 April 2005 | by (St. Thomas, USVI) – See all my reviews

If you watched this short without prior knowledge of its having incorporated footage from an earlier short, you would still notice a distinct lack of flow after the first scene. They would have been better off without any earlier footage at all. Moe and Larry marry Shemp's "sisters," but as soon as the vows are exchanged, the brides immediately turn into monsters intent on brow-beating their poor husbands into submission. Soon after that, we cut to Shemp Howard, Professor of Voice. Now we see Moe back to his usual domineering, violent self, which seems utterly incongruous in the face of the henpecking he withstood in the opening scene. It's like seeing two completely different shorts mistakenly spliced together. The hasty "ending" doesn't help matters either. They should have just developed the first scene more---they could have had a decent film extolling the virtues of bachelorhood.


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