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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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Taglines:

Gold-diggers mob the Stooges for their money!

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

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

The song that Fanny Dinkelmeyer sings is "Voices of Spring" by Johann Strauss Jr., often performed as part of his opera Die Fledermaus. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Larry: [removing a bear trap from Moe] How are you?
Moe: How...
[slapping him]
Moe: What do you mean how am I?
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Alternate Versions

Also available in computer colorized version. See more »

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Referenced in Intruder (1989) See more »

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Three Blind Mice
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Written by Thomas Ravenscroft
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Overall, the best they ever did.
28 February 2001 | by bob_griffenSee all my reviews

"Gargle with old razor blades. Can I help it if I'm not cousin Basil? I think the piano's out of tune. Ginger Grey. This is your little snookums." Laughs throughout the entire 20 minute short as the boys spoof gold diggers and opera singers. They even manage to show us how to properly demonstrate to some attractive ladies how to handle both a rifle and a bear trap. Wonder how many times they rehearsed the scene with the phone booth. Adding Christine McIntyre and Emil Sitka, 2 frequent collaborators, to the mix makes it even better. Only Vernon Dent is missing. The Stooges did some great individual scenes, but this was their best overall.


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