The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  15 February 1962 (USA)
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Three goofy druggists travel back to Ancient Greece on a milquetoast inventor's time machine.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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
John Cliff ...
Lewis Charles ...
Achilles The Heel
Barbara Hines ...
Terry Huntingdon ...


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 <>

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Full-Length Muscle-Headed Feature Film! See more »


Comedy | Fantasy


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Release Date:

15 February 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De tre træmænd møder Herkules  »

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$450,000 (estimated)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was made as a parody of the Italian made mythological muscle man movies that were box-office hits at that time. Canadian bodybuilder Sam Burke (billed as Samson Burke), who played the real Hercules, had already played Ursus in one of the European productions. See more »


The amount of pie on King Odius's face changes drastically as the chase progresses. See more »


Simon: [the galley drummer collapses after swallowing some of Curly-Joe's calm-down pills]
Simon: Philo!
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Filmed in glorious black and white See more »


Spoofs Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

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I never knew they had custard pies in ancient Greece
21 January 1999 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

When the Three Stooges are accidentally sent to ancient Greece in a time machine they accidentally change history. Changing it back includes encounters with Cyclops, Hercules (the real one and a ring in) and, of course, custard pies.

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