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The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962)

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Three goofy druggists travel back to Ancient Greece on a milquetoast inventor's time machine.

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Joe DeRita ...
Vicki Trickett ...
Diane Quigley
Quinn K. Redeker ...
Schuyler Davis (as Quinn Redeker)
George N. Neise ...
Ralph Dimsal / King Odius
Samson Burke ...
Marlin McKeever ...
Ajax and Argo, The Siamese Cyclops (as The McKeever Twins)
Mike McKeever ...
Ajax and Argo, The Siamese Cyclops (as The McKeever Twins)
Emil Sitka ...
Shepherd / Refreshment Man
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John Cliff ...
Lewis Charles ...
Achilles The Heel
Barbara Hines ...
Anita
Terry Huntingdon ...
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Three druggists travel with a Milquetoast inventor, Schuyler, and his girlfriend, Diane, to ancient Greece on a newly invented time machine. There, the evil tyrant, Odius, takes a shine to the woman and has the guys enslaved as galley rowers using the excuse of the three druggists helping a rebel leader, Ulysses, escape. The rigors of the rowing pump Schuyler up into a muscleman with strength comparable to Hercules himself, who is in the employ of Odius. The threesome get the idea of raising money by promoting Schuyler as Hercules for a series of physical contests. Using a combination of his great strength and, a judicious use of a large supply of potent tranquilizers Curly-Joe brought with him, Schuyler is a success. However, this leads to trouble when the real McCoy learns about the imposter. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Comedy | Fantasy

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15 February 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De tre træmænd møder Herkules  »

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$450,000 (estimated)
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Larry Fine and Joe DeRita fell out of a moving chariot in one scene, with 250-pound Joe falling on top of Larry. Larry was knocked out cold and rushed to the hospital. Though he did not sustain any injuries, a doctor's report revealed that he had diabetes. See more »

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In the dungeon, actors' shadows are cast on the matte painting of the corridor. See more »

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Schuyler Davis: You know, these old Greek things certainly have lovely curves, haven't they?
Moe: These young Greek things ain't bad, either!
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The geriatric stooges (Moe, Larry and Curley Joe) at the movies.
29 August 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962) was another theatrical film that the aging "Three Stooges" did for their new generation of fans. Having to tone down the physicality of their slapstick humor, the Stooges had to use a lot more verbal exchanges than they have did in the past. The three lovable geezers work in a pharmacy. Theie boss is a swell guy but he's also a spineless creep. A freak accident causes all of them to travel back to Ancient Greece and create all kinds of havoc. Several questions are raised (aren't there always). How did they wind up traveling backwards in time? Who will greet them in Ancient Greece. Where do they wind up at? How can they communicate to the natives if they speak ancient Greek? To find out the answers to these earth shaking questions then you'll have to watch THE THREE STOOGES MEET HERCULES!!!

Recommended for die-hard geriatric Three Stooges fans.


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