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We Want Our Mummy (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 24 February 1939 (USA)
The stooges go to Egypt in search of the mummy of king Rootin-Tootin for which a museum will pay a $5000 prize. They wind up in the mummy's tomb where they are harassed by some bad guys ... See full summary »

Director:

Del Lord

Writers:

Searle Kramer (original screenplay), Elwood Ullman (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe / Radio Announcer (as Moe)
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Storyline

The stooges go to Egypt in search of the mummy of king Rootin-Tootin for which a museum will pay a $5000 prize. They wind up in the mummy's tomb where they are harassed by some bad guys after the same objective. The villains, who have kidnapped a professor from the museum, want the jewels buried inside the mummy. When Curly accidentally destroys the mummy, Moe and Larry wrap him in bandages to fool the bad guys. They manage to rescue the professor and retrieve the real mummy of Rootin-Tootin who turns out to have been a midget. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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mummy | museum | jewels | egypt | midget | See All (46) »

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Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1939 (USA) See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Curly makes reference to the 1938 world series between the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs. See more »

Goofs

An American alligator in this short resides in Egypt. Alligators cannot be found in Africa. The large aquatic reptilian species that resides in Africa is the Nile crocodile. See more »

Quotes

Moe: [the Stooges find a sign post in the desert showing the locations of Cairo and Tunis] Oh, boy we're nearly in Cairo. The tomb oughtta be around here someplace.
Curly: I've gotta go to Tunis and then we can have tuna sandwiches for lunch.
[Moe slaps him]
Curly: Oh!
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Funny Three Stooges movie
7 November 2003 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

Moe, Larry and Curly are three detectives. They go to Egypt to find the mummy of king Rootin-Tootin and of course things are not as they seem and do not go as planned. Some very nice moments, even the predictable moments are funny, make this a great funny short from the Three Stooges!


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