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Brideless Groom (1947)

Shemp inherits half a million dollars from his rich Uncle Caleb, provided he gets married - in seven hours!

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:

Short | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Emil Sitka's trademark line "Hold hands, you lovebirds" from this short was featured in Pulp Fiction (1994). Sitka is credited in that film as "Hold hands, you love birds". 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: [Moe enters and opens the door in Shemp's face]
[to Moe]
Shemp: I oughta...
Moe: [to Shemp] You oughta what?
Shemp: I oughta be a little more careful.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Featured in My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), Op. 410
(uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauss
Performed by Dee Green and Larry Fine
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Perhaps the best Stooges short
10 December 2007 | by Jimbo52See all my reviews

Not wishing to repeat what everyone else has noted, I will only say this:

Nearly everybody says they loved Curly best... but I will put BRIDELESS GROOM up against ANY of other the Stooges shorts.

I think it's the most hilarious from start to finish, as well as being the most re-watchable.

The off-key singing student... Christine McIntire's "Cousin Basil" routine, and of course Emil Sitka's J.P. are highlights, but only around the Stooges' impeccable timing and the great writing too!

Nuff said.


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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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