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Shivering Sherlocks (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 8 January 1948 (USA)
The stooges witness an armed robbery and are brought in by the cops as suspects. After passing a lie detector test, the boys are freed but are now the only ones who can identify the crooks.... See full summary »

Director:

Del Lord

Writers:

Del Lord (story & screenplay), Elwood Ullman (story & screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shemp Howard ... Shemp Howard (as Shemp)
Larry Fine ... Larry Fine (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe Howard (as Moe)
Christine McIntyre ... Gladys Harmon
Vernon Dent ... Police Capt. Mullins
Kenneth MacDonald ... Lefty Loomis
Frank Lackteen ... Red Watkins
Duke York ... Angel
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Storyline

The stooges witness an armed robbery and are brought in by the cops as suspects. After passing a lie detector test, the boys are freed but are now the only ones who can identify the crooks. Meanwhile, their friend Gladys has inherited a house in the country and the boys go with her to inspect it so she won't be gypped when its sold. The house turns out to be the crook's hideout, and when they abduct Gladys, the stooges must rescue her. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1948 (USA) See more »

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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 only Stooges comedy with Shemp directed by Del Lord. See more »

Goofs

When Captain Mullins takes the spoon out of the cup of paint, there is none to be seen on it, meaning the cup was actually empty. See more »

Quotes

Shemp Howard: Oh, boy, twelve o'clock. See you later, fellas.
Moe Howard: Wait a minute. Where do you think you're going?
Shemp Howard: Out to lunch.
Moe Howard: A wise guy, huh?
[slapping him]
Moe Howard: Listen, if the customers can stand to eat your cooking, so can you. Sit down.
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Connections

Edited into Of Cash and Hash (1955) See more »

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A weak short, but some good one-liners
10 June 2001 | by holme-1See all my reviews

This short was director Del Lord's last and only Shemp short. The problem: It was quite weak and the cafe scene was pretty much a carbon copy of a Curly short "Busy Buddies" (1944). The interrogation scene was pretty funny, and the beginning part of the cafe part. But there are a lot of plotholes in this short. For example, why are the stooges hiding in the garbage can when the police come? In the remake, "Of Cash And Hash"(1955), director Jules White fixes this and the reason for the stooges hiding in the garbage can is because there is a gunfight between the police and the armored car robbers. The scene in which Moe is having trouble with the oyster was done before with Curly in "Dutiful But Dumb" (1941). The spooky house part wasn't all that great except for the hilarious scene on the outside of the spooky house. To top it off, the ending had no sting to it. Rating: C-


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