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A Missed Fortune (1952)

Shemp wins $50,000 in a radio contest and the stooges move into the Hotel Costa Plente where they live it up and wreck their fancy suite. While they wait for the prize money to arrive, the ... See full summary »

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Shemp (as Shemp)
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Nanette Bordeaux ...
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Stooge Golddigger
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Shemp wins $50,000 in a radio contest and the stooges move into the Hotel Costa Plente where they live it up and wreck their fancy suite. While they wait for the prize money to arrive, the boys are pursued by three gold-digging dames after their winnings. When the check arrives however, it's only for $4.85 after tax deductions. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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3 January 1952 (USA)  »

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Contains a few shots from "Healthy, Wealthy, and Dumb", which was the basis for this short. See more »

Goofs

When the Stooges get excited after meeting the three women, Moe starts dancing and tries to click his feet together, but he hits the floor pretty hard, Moe visibly looks in pain. See more »

Quotes

[Larry uses boiling water to unglue Moe's mouth]
Moe: What are you trying to do, boil me? You think I'm a lobster?
[eye-pokes Larry]
Larry: Oh, wait a minute.
Moe: Unguard your eyes!
[Larry blocks a second eye poke, then laughs]
Larry: I fooled him.
Moe: Well, you certainly did. Pardon me.
Larry: Yes?
[Moe eye pokes Larry again]
[...]
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Edited from Healthy, Wealthy and Dumb (1938) See more »

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Great Three Stooges short!
28 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is the all time funniest comedy team!

This is a hilarious Three Stooges short in My opinion. The Stooges are so funny. Nanette Bordeaux, Vivian Mason, and Suzanne Ridgeway all perform well and they look excellent! Stanley Blystone and Vernon Dent were good. There is another Three Stooges short with Curly very similar like this one called Healthy, Wealthy, and Dumb . I strongly recommend both!


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