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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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Diane Quigley
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Schuyler Davis (as Quinn Redeker)
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Ralph Dimsal / King Odius
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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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Lewis Charles ...
Achilles The Heel
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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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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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The amount of pie on King Odius's face changes drastically as the chase progresses. See more »

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Curly Joe: But we're outnumbered.
Moe: You're outbrained too, but we have to try anyhow.
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The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962) ***
3 January 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best of all the later '60s feature films to star the enduring comedy trio. It succeeds admirably because Moe, Larry and Curly Joe are kept up front of the proceedings and it doesn't hurt at all (except perhaps for them when they get smacked around) that the comedy is consistent and faithful to what we expect from seeing all those old Stooge shorts. Despite their advancing ages, the "boys" hit all their marks perfectly and never do we get the impression that we're dealing with men well into their sixties. The Stooges are pharmacy workers who get a hold of a time traveling device (it doesn't matter how or why) and find themselves in ancient times where they face a lot more than just Hercules. For such a film, the production looked more expensive than it probably was, and I had to smile at the winks to BEN-HUR. *** out of ****


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