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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!

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love and Learn See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene, Christine McIntyre discovers that Shemp Howard is not the "Cousin Basil" she thought he was, and slaps him around, then punches him and knocks him through the door. McIntyre, who was not a professional stuntwoman, was timid and had to be coaxed by Shemp into performing the scene believably. She leaned too far in when she "punched" Shemp, and actually did hit him, breaking his nose. The sequence was left in the picture. When it is watched in slow motion, Shemp can be seen falling down and opening his mouth like he was yelling in pain after the punch. See more »

Goofs

Larry's piano playing during one scene in the opening does not match Miss Dinkelmeyer's singing. See more »

Quotes

J.M. Benton, Justice of the Peace: My new piano!
Larry: [shoving J.M. Benton out of the way] Shut up!
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Also available in computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Intruder (1989) See more »

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Three Stooges Theme Song
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Shemp the Pimp
20 July 2005 | by simeon_flakeSee all my reviews

There are one or two other Shemp-era shorts I like more (i.e. SCRAMBLED BRAINS), but I think one can say--without much argument--that in this particular episode, Shemp gives his greatest comedic performance as a stooge after rejoining the team in 1946.

Scene for scene, this episode hardly lets up: from Professor Shemp Howard's voice lessons with the glass-shattering Dee Green, to his futile attempts to win a dame's hand in marriage (this is your little snookums... will you marry me *click*) to the uproarious finish, it never fails to keep me in stitches.

I would be remiss not mention that immortal scene with Miss Hopkins (the always lovely Christine McIntyre). Btw, isn't she rather under-dressed and over amorous in greeting the man she thinks is her 'Cousin' Basil? Who knows, maybe the actual Basil was a "very" distant cousin, which makes it legal in some states (as far as I know). >:-]


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