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Fuelin' Around (1949)

The stooges are carpet layers working in the home of a scientist, Professor Sneed, who has invented a super rocket fuel. Larry is mistaken for the professor by foreign agents who kidnap the... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Bernds

Writers:

Elwood Ullman (story), Elwood Ullman (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Christine McIntyre ... Hazel Sneed
Emil Sitka ... Prof. Sneed
Vernon Dent ... General
Philip Van Zandt ... Capt. Rork
Hans Schumm ... Col. Cluttz (as Andre Pola)
Jock Mahoney ... Guard (as Jacques O'Mahoney)
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Storyline

The stooges are carpet layers working in the home of a scientist, Professor Sneed, who has invented a super rocket fuel. Larry is mistaken for the professor by foreign agents who kidnap the trio and take them to the country of Anemia where they are ordered to produce the rocket fuel or be executed. The boys come up with a concoction they try to pass of as the real stuff, but are exposed when the real professor and his daughter are also kidnapped. The stooges help them escape, using their secret formula to fuel a jeep. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The Stooges' newest experiment in screwball comedy! (Title lobby card). See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1949 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Production number 4114. See more »

Goofs

When the guard's head gets stuck in the jail cell, the bars move freely when he moves around. See more »

Quotes

Moe: You know, he's the most intelligent imbecile I ever saw.
Shemp: Hey! How about me?
Moe: Oh you're much smarter. You're just an imbecile.
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Connections

Remade as Hot Stuff (1956) See more »

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Simply Hi-Larry-ous!
12 October 2001 | by crusefamilySee all my reviews

FUELIN' AROUND is one of the funniest shorts I have ever seen. Larry is funny, especially since he's the most important stooge in the short. It's much better than it's remake HOT STUFF (1956).

My Rating: A+


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