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Scheming Schemers (1956)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  4 October 1956 (USA)
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The stooges are three incompetent plumbers who foul up the plumbing in a fancy mansion where a society party is going on. They manage to catch a couple of thieves masquerading as guests ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Allen (archive footage)
Emil Sitka ...
Mr. Walter Norfleet
Kenneth MacDonald ...
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Dudley Dickerson ...
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The stooges are three incompetent plumbers who foul up the plumbing in a fancy mansion where a society party is going on. They manage to catch a couple of thieves masquerading as guests before the whole party degenerates into a pie fight. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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4 October 1956 (USA)  »

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Pixilated Plumbers  »

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Joe Palma doubles for Shemp Howard in scenes filmed after Shemp's death. See more »

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Edited from Vagabond Loafers (1949) See more »

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Even better than the first two.
26 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

SCHEMING SCHEMERS (1956) is one of my favorite Three Stooges shorts ever. It's not too bad for a remake after Shemp's death. Shemp's double is covered with pipes in one scene and they dubbed in a voice of Shemp saying, "Hold your horses!"

This is the only short the Stooges made taking footage from three older films. There's mostly footage of VAGABOND LOAFERS (1949), which includes all the footage of the real Shemp.

There's some stock footage of A-PLUMBING WE WILL GO (1940) which includes Dudley Dickerson as a cook, and Larry digging a hole looking for a place to shut the water off.

There are a few scenes from the pie fight from HALF-WITS HOLIDAY (1947) which was inserted so Moe and Larry could catch the Kenneth MacDonald, trying to steal a valuable painting.

There's some new footage of Moe and Larry searching for a valuable ring that fell down the sink drain, which is why the stooges are at the house, and them starting a pie fight in the dining room.

I think it's interesting to see how all these shorts are edited together. I think it's a mixture of three good shorts. I'd say this is the best remake from 1953 to 1956. Very entertaining to watch.

Rating: A+


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