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Brideless Groom (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 11 September 1947 (USA)
To inherit a fortune, voice teacher Shemp must marry before six o'clock, but no girl will accept his proposal. Finally one of his repulsive students agrees to marry him, just in the nick of... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Bernds

Writers:

Clyde Bruckman (story), Clyde Bruckman (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shemp Howard ... Prof. Shemp Howard (as Shemp)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe Howard (as Moe)
Dee Green Dee Green ... Miss Fanny Dinkelmeyer
Christine McIntyre ... Miss Lulu Hopkins
Doris Houck Doris Houck ... Aggressive Girlfriend (as Doris Colleen)
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Storyline

To inherit a fortune, voice teacher Shemp must marry before six o'clock, but no girl will accept his proposal. Finally one of his repulsive students agrees to marry him, just in the nick of time. When the rest of the prospective brides hear about the inheritance, they show up at the ceremony and a free for all ensues. Shemp marries before the deadline, but wishes he was still a free man. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Gold-diggers mob the Stooges for their money!

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love and Learn See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Moe Howard and Larry Fine wore shin guards under their trousers for the scene in which the jilted brides kick them in the shins. See more »

Goofs

When Miss Hopkins first hits Shemp Howard, his hair was straight, but in the next shot, his hair was messy. See more »

Quotes

Shemp: [Giving instructions to Miss Dinkelmeyer] Gargle with old razor blades.
Miss Fanny Dinkelmeyer: All right, professor. I know you wouldn't want anything to happen to my throat.
[exits]
Shemp: [to Larry] Except to have somebody cut it.
Larry: How'd you like to be married to a dame like that?
Shemp: Don't even say that!
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Also available in computer colorized version. See more »

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Three Stooges Theme Song
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"Be sure to gargle with old razor blades."
17 December 2005 | by maxcellus46See all my reviews

OK, the other reviewers have pretty much covered the main points of this great little gem, i.e. the story started out in life as material for Buster Keaton's silent classic "7 Chances". Comedy, or acting in any genre for that much, is merely interpreting a scene and lines that someone else has written and performed before, if it's not a totally original creation. Here we have The Stooges essentially doing material that was written and performed by someone else and yet for a low budget, short time span of a film, they're handling things just fine. Regardless of what the credits say on their films, real "stooge-philes" know that they had a lot of input on lines and direction. They took their work as seriously as a surgeon does a vital operation. Words spoken by Emil Sitka himself during a documentary about the boys. Here, what appears to be their usual anarchy over something so simple as getting married, is actually organized chaos. Every line is perfectly timed with a related physical action. How many comedians are around today that can claim such mastery? Most obviously the Seinfeld crew but none others that I've seen in the last 35 years of watching TV. The critics will always "pooh pooh" The Stooges or Laurel & Hardy and others but then again...who ever remembers the critic's names or what they said? Simply watch, laugh and enjoy!


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