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Bubble Trouble (1953)

The stooges run a local drug store and are about to have their least taken away by Amos Flint, the mean old man who owns the place. When Flint kicks out his wife for being old, the stooges ... See full summary »

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Jules White

Writers:

Jack White (screen play), Felix Adler (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Emil Sitka ... Amos Flint / Gorilla
Christine McIntyre ... Serena Flint
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Storyline

The stooges run a local drug store and are about to have their least taken away by Amos Flint, the mean old man who owns the place. When Flint kicks out his wife for being old, the stooges try to help her by inventing a formula that makes old people young. Their concoction turns the wife into a beautiful young woman, and Flint offers the boys their store for free if they'll transform him as well. They agree, but he turns into a gorilla after he swallows the serum, and the boys overcome him. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drugstore Dubs 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

Larry's line, "Put that pestle down, man" is a reference to the lyrics of the Bing Crosby song "Pistol Packin' Mama." See more »

Goofs

When the transformed Mr. Flint is "twisting" Moe's foot, we view Moe's reaction, his pain-stricken face. We hear "ah's" and "ow's" in the soundtrack, but for the majority of the shot, Moe's mouth shapes an "ah" and we never see an "ow", except for the last second, and even then the soundtrack doesn't quite match. See more »

Quotes

Larry: [at the table eating marshmallow cake, which was inadvertently made with bubble gum, instead] What do you call this cake?
Serena Flint: Marshmallow Jumbo.
Larry: [whispering to Moe] Tastes more like Marshmallow Gumbo.
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Remake of All Gummed Up (1947) See more »

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Yes. Better than the original...for a change.
10 December 2005 | by maxcellus46See all my reviews

For this one time, that I can think of, the "remake" is actually better than the original. The original "All Gummed Up" just stops at the birthday cake scene with everybody blowing bubbles then...that's it. It just seems normal that there should be another sequence added on to wrap up the fountain of youth concept, but there isn't. Obviously, in this version, someone in the studio actually realized the error and brought it to everyone's attention. So the ending is added where Mr. Flint demands that he wants to be young again like his newly transformed wife but it has a surprising effect on the male species. It turns them into apes! Now he turns into an angry and powerful gorilla and chases the boys around the drugstore. This is what was totally lacking in the original. That sense of urgency, tension and fear that is so much a part of a good comedy. I don't mean to discount the original and most of the footage from that one is used here but go for the remake first and then compare. You'll see what I mean. Enjoy!


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