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The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962)

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

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Moe
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Diane Quigley
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Schuyler Davis (as Quinn Redeker)
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Ralph Dimsal / King Odius
Samson Burke ...
Hercules
Marlin McKeever ...
Ajax and Argo, The Siamese Cyclops (as The McKeever Twins)
Mike McKeever ...
Ajax and Argo, The Siamese Cyclops (as The McKeever Twins)
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Shepherd / Refreshment Man
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King Theseus Of Rhodes
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Ulysses
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Achilles The Heel
Barbara Hines ...
Anita
Terry Huntingdon ...
Hecuba
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Storyline

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Columbia production #8617. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Curly Joe: But we're outnumbered.
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This was the first movie I ever saw.
31 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

I was a big fan of the three stooges back then and this was the first feature movie I saw, and it was at a drive in. I think I was in my pyjamas when I at the drive in. The most memorable part of the movie was when the three stooge were in a jail cell and cut through a bar to escape. The bar was attached to a small table on the above floor where Hercules was eating grapes or something. In their attempt to escape the jail cell the three stooges push the bar up and hence push the plate of grapes into Hercules face which infuriates him. There begins a game push and tug with the table and the jail bar. I don't know why I remember this through all these years but I do. I was young at the time and impressionable. Now all these people I watched are now dead.


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