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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 »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Prof. Shemp Howard (as Shemp)
... Larry (as Larry)
... Moe Howard (as Moe)
Dee Green ... Miss Fanny Dinkelmeyer
... Miss Lulu Hopkins
Doris Houck ... Aggressive Girlfriend (as Doris Colleen)
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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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11 September 1947 (USA)  »

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Love and Learn  »

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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

A flat scooter is visible when Shemp is pulled into the piano to free himself from the wires. See more »

Quotes

Shemp: [to Miss Dinkelmeyer during class] You're supposed to be singing about the voices of spring, not the eruption of a volcano.
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Featured in Mad Men: The Quality of Mercy (2013) See more »

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Three Blind Mice
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Written by Thomas Ravenscroft
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Shemp the Great.
12 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

The entire civilized world by now knows that this is where Emil Sitka says his immortal "Hold hands, you lovebirds." But Shemp Howard, Professor of Music, steals the show. Watch him tutoring Dee Green as she fractures the "Voices of Spring." Watch Shemp as he shaves by a mirror suspended from the ceiling by a string. Watch him as he gets walloped by Christine McIntyre. Watch him, and you will laugh and learn. Moe is no slouch either. Watch him as he attempts to induce a woman to sit on a bear trap. Larry, as usual, is the Zen master of reaction. All in all, one of the very best Stooge shorts. You won't find one weak moment.


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