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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 »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Columbia production reel # 4119. 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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Alternate Versions

Also available in computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Remade as Rumpus in the Harem (1956) See more »

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Three Blind Mice
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Written by Thomas Ravenscroft
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Shemp at his best.
12 October 2001 | by crusefamilySee all my reviews

MALICE IN THE PALACE is probably Shemp's best and most popular short. I can't say it's number 1 on my list, but I'd make it number 5. The best scene is when everyone thinks Larry is chopping up cats and dogs in the kitchen.

My Rating: A++


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