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Three Dark Horses (1952)

A campaign boss is looking for three delegates to the presidential convention, delegates that are too stupid to discover that his candidate, Hammond Egger, is a crook. Enter the stooges as ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules White

Writer:

Felix Adler (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Kenneth MacDonald ... William 'Bill' Wick
Ben Welden ... Jim Digger
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Storyline

A campaign boss is looking for three delegates to the presidential convention, delegates that are too stupid to discover that his candidate, Hammond Egger, is a crook. Enter the stooges as janitors sent to clean the man's office. After some of their antics, the boy's suitability for the job is apparent and they're hired. The stooges go to the convention, but double cross their boss and vote for another candidate, Abel Lamb Stewer. When the boss and his muscle man come looking for revenge, the boys defeat them in a wild fight. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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A vote for them is a vote for mayhem - and mirth. (One-sheet poster). See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Small Delegates at Large See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although he never appears in the film, a photo of candidate Hammond Egger appears several times. The photo is of supporting actor Bud Jamison, who suddenly died in 1944. The photo was put in the short as a tribute to the late actor, whose talents were sorely missed during the post Curly Howard-era. See more »

Goofs

When the Stooges are throwing confetti around the room, Larry gets a whole bunch on his face, but all of it suddenly disappears in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Shemp: Hey, let's eat. I'm hungry.
Moe: Me, too. I could eat a horse.
Shemp: Don't look at me!
Moe: I said a horse, not a jackass.
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get on the bandwagon for Stewer
11 December 2004 | by simeon_flakeSee all my reviews

An amazing little short film, with very little in the way of scenery or sound stages that this was shot on, but to quote Curly "I don't care". The first half is classic stooge mayhem. You know what's coming as soon as Bill Wick utters "What we need are three guys who are too dumb to think and will do what we tell them. Now where will we find such guys". Enter Moe, Larry, Shemp.

The second half of this film is relatively quiet compared to the mayhem caused in Wick's office, yet the film doesn't miss a beat. Love the way Larry overloads his coffee with sugar then pawns it off on Shemp, who adds a few more drops to make it just right. Moe's nomination speech (when our national economy is at stake, and "steak" is 3 dollars a pound), his hilarious exchange with Larry as they clean up confetti, the bird in the turkey, and a nice clobbering of the crooks at the end add up to another grade A comedy.

10/10


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