8.2/10
447
6 user 2 critic

In the Sweet Pie and Pie (1941)

The stooges are convicts about to be executed for some murders they didn't commit. The day before the execution they are tricked into marrying three rich girls who need husbands to collect ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules White

Writers:

Clyde Bruckman (screenplay), Ewart Adamson (story)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The stooges decide to get some easy money by having Curly slip on a bar of soap in a hotel lobby so they can sue the owner. Curly slips as planned but the hotel turns out to be run by an ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The stooges are tramps looking for handouts. Although the boys are down and out, Curly seems to get everything he wishes for. After some trouble with a farmer, the boys come across an ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The stooges get jobs as census takers and wind up in a fancy mansion looking for people to survey. Moe and Larry are recruited to join a bridge game, while Curly adds Alum to the lemonade. ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The stooges are tree surgeons who are enlisted by a rich old man to find a mate for his rare puckerless persimmon tree. The boys sail to the tropical island of Rhum-Boogie to find the tree.... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Three bumbling window washers are mistaken for dentists and run amok at an affair in the home of a rich socialite.

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A follow up to "You Nazty Spy", the stooges have taken over the country of Moronica. Moe is Hailstone the Dictator, Curly is a Field Marshal and Larry is Minister of Propaganda. The stooges... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Short | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The stooges are three small time actors looking for a job. They meet three girl dancers in the situation and get a small part in a big producers show at the shipyard. When the rest of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Hoi Polloi (1935)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A professor plays Pygmalion to three bumbling garbagemen and tries to turn them into gentlemen.

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Western | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The stooges are living with their mother who persuades them its time to leave home and seek their fortune. After a con man sells them a phony deed to a lost gold mine, the boys head west to... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Three bumbling gas station attendants are mistaken for college professors arriving from Germany to teach at a prestigious women's college.

Director: Charley Chase
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The stooges are engaged to the three daughters of a prison warden. When they learn that some crooks have taken over the prison and their prospective father-in-law has been locked up, they ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The stooges are running the local drugstore and mix up a potion that a desperate businessman decides to sell as scotch. The stooges impersonate Scotsmen at party to fool the prospective ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Dorothy Appleby ... Tiska Jones
Mary Ainslee ... Taska Jones
Ethelreda Leopold ... Baska Jones
Edit

Storyline

The stooges are convicts about to be executed for some murders they didn't commit. The day before the execution they are tricked into marrying three rich girls who need husbands to collect a legacy. At the last minute the real murderers confess and the stooges are pardoned. The girls are now stuck with the stooges so they plot to get rid of them by making them become gentlemen. The girl's lawyer convinces them to throw a big party in the hope that the stooges will humiliate them and they can get a divorce. The boys do just that as the party degenerates into a wild pie fight. But the girls decide to keep the stooges and give their lawyer the boot. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Well, I'll Be Hanged See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Production number 482. See more »

Goofs

The saws which The Three Stooges are using on the bars are wood saws, which would be useless on steel. See more »

Quotes

Moe: Hey, hey, hey you'd better watch that cough first you know you'll wind up with pneumonia.
Larry: They say strawberries are good for a cold.
The Warden: Strawberries won't be in season for six months.
Moe: We'll wait.
Curly: We'll wait.
Larry: We'll wait.
The Warden: Just a minute!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in That '70s Show: A Legal Matter (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Home On The Range
Written by Brewster M. Higley and Daniel E. Kelley
Performed by Curly Howard while in his jail cell
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One Of The Great Pie Fights Of All Time!
27 March 2008 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Who had better pie fights than the Three Stooges? If you want to see one of their best, this is the film to see as the last three minutes are nothing but people throwing and mashing pies into each other's faces. No matter how many times I see Animal House-scenes like this over many years - and I've seen this more times and for more years than I want to admit - I still laugh.

It all began when Tiska, Taska and Baska Jones - three scheming sisters - are bummed out because they might have just lost out on their $10 million inheritance clause which insists they be married by tomorrow to collect. (This theme was used in several Three Stooges films and the greedy people always got what was coming to them!) Anyway, when the guys the women lined up for matrimony - Tom, Dick and Harry - are shipped out to Honolulu, the women are in desperate straits.

Their lawyer, however, has an idea: marry these three convicts (Curly, Larry and Moe, shown on the front page of the day's newspaper) today before they are going to be hanged tomorrow and then collect and be rid of them when they die!

So, the girls head out to the jail where the boys, of course, marry them instantly. (If all of the above sounds like a corny and weird, well, that's our beloved Three Stooges, many times corny and stupid but almost always funny and entertaining.)

The humor was mostly slapstick with poor Curly and Larry gets hammered by merciless Moe. You also get a lot of puns and outrageous things like a saw losing all its teeth after meeting up with Curly's noggin. Curly can be honest, though. "I'm too young and too handsome to die," he wails. Then he looks in a mirror, says "Yuck!!!" and says, "Well, I'm too young, anyway."

Another outrageous scene, in addition to the pie fight at the end, is the hanging scene inside the jail. It is incredible dark humor, even for the Stooges. There is an announcer gleefully giving us the details, a necktie company sponsoring the radio broadcast, guys selling programs, peanuts and popcorn to the rest of the inmates, etc., etc.

All of this leads to the Stooges getting back with those woman and the girls deciding that to get a good reason for a divorce, they'd throw a high-society party and let their husbands make fools of themselves. Apparently, that would be grounds for divorce!

This is a true classic Three Stooges film, complete with all the sight gags, slapstick and corny lines you'd ever want to hear.


11 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed