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Malice in the Palace (1949)

Set in a desert land where the stooges run a restaurant, the boys set out to recover the stolen Rootin Tootin diamond after they learn from the thieves that the Emir of Shmo has absconded ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules White

Writers:

Felix Adler (story), Felix Adler (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Vernon Dent ... Hassan Ben Sober
George J. Lewis ... Ginna Rumma (as George Lewis)
Frank Lackteen ... Haffa Dolla
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Storyline

Set in a desert land where the stooges run a restaurant, the boys set out to recover the stolen Rootin Tootin diamond after they learn from the thieves that the Emir of Shmo has absconded with the contraband jewel. They journey to the stronghold of Shmo where they disguise as Santa Clauses and scare the ruler into giving them the diamond. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Here We Go Shmow See more »

Company Credits

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

This is one of four of The Three Stooges shorts that ended up falling into the public domain, the other three being Brideless Groom (1947), Sing a Song of Six Pants (1947), and Disorder in the Court (1936). Because of that, these four shorts frequently appear on very cheaply processed video and DVD compilations. See more »

Goofs

The line "Wait a minute!" is actually heard again, accidentally, when Ben Sober proceeds to kill Moe with the knife. He was meant to say "Sir!", originally. See more »

Quotes

Larry: [after Hassan, Ginna, Moe, and Shemp think he's killed a dog and a cat, he comes out to serve the food] Here you are, gentlemen. Hot dog, when it comes to cookin' I'm the cat's meow!
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Also available in computer colorized version. See more »

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Featured in The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987) See more »

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Three Blind Mice
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Written by Thomas Ravenscroft
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a cat, a dog, Santa Claus
8 February 2019 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

One of seductive episodes, mixing the pieces of mistery, exoticism, the gags and cook. Nice scene by scene. Naive today, it remains amusing. For a cat, a dog, Santa Claus and a map. All as pieces from a past who remains real cool.


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