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Sing a Song of Six Pants (1947)

The Three Stooges run the Pip Boys Tailor Shop and chaos abounds when they try to capture a bank robber to get reward money!


Jules White


Felix Adler (story), Felix Adler (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Virginia Hunter ... Flossie, Hargan's Girlfriend
Tiny Brauer Tiny Brauer ... Terry 'Slipperyfinger' Hargan (as Harold Brauer)
Vernon Dent ... Detective Sharp


The stooges are tailors, and are heavily in debt to the Skin & Flint finance company. When the boys read about the big reward for a fugitive robber, they think it could be the answer to their problems. The bank robber conveniently ducks into their shop and leaves a suit with a safe combination. After his girl friend fails to retrieve it, the robber returns with gang and a wild fight ensues. The boys miss out on the reward but wind up with the crook's bankroll and can pay their creditors. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Comedy | Short


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Production #4088. See more »


Terry Hargan's bankroll mysteriously reappears in his secret compartment in his sport jacket at the end, after originally his girlfriend had pulled it out to (re)buy his jacket and pants, then (apparently) pocketed the rest of it. See more »


[first lines]
Larry: That is the toughest spot I ever tackled!
[Larry tries getting the spot out, to no avail]
Larry: Shemp, give me a hand here!
Shemp: I can't now. I gotta finish my pants!
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Alternate Versions

Also available in computer colorized version. See more »


Featured in Stoogemania (1985) See more »


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Shemp Stooges
27 April 2020 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Lary, Moe, and Shemp are tailors in debt to the Skin & Flint finance corporation which is threatening to repossess their equipment. The radio announces a large reward for the capture of fugitive safe cracker Hargan. Hargan sneaks into the shop to hide as a mannequin while pursued by Detective Sharp. Hargan manages to escape but he leaves behind a piece of paper with a safe combination. He sends his girlfriend Flossie to retrieve it.

The boys try their best but it doesn't have the same slapstick hilarity as with Curley. The shredded coat bit isn't that funny at first but it gets much funnier when the guy returns. It does get into hilarity when the three goons come into the shop. It's just so stupid that it gets to be funny. It's funny when other characters are even stupider than the Stooges.

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Release Date:

30 October 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Where the Vest Begins See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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