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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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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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8 October 1953 (USA)  »

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Drugstore Dubs  »

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Production number 4202. See more »

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Because the Stooges' reaction to Mr. Flint's transformation was reused footage from "All Gummed Up", they all look to the floor in awe. But in "Bubble Trouble", Amos isn't shrinking. They have no reason to look down. See more »

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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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Edited from All Gummed Up (1947) See more »

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A curiosity, to say the least
4 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

1953 marked the beginning of the decline of stooge shorts, mainly due to cost cutting measures taken by director/producer Jules White, who started taking footage from stooge shorts made in the late 1940s and editing them with some new footage & then selling them off to theaters as "new" 3 stooges films.

Good work if you can get it, I suppose, not to mention a good way to rip off the theater owners back then who thought they were getting new stooge films. But back in the days long before VCRs and DVD players were the fashion, people going to the movies back then probably didn't feel like they were getting ripped off.

As for this short, how anyone can say it's better than the original is beyond me. More than about 90% of this short is "All Gummed Up" and the little bit of new footage at the end is nothing to write home about. If I had to be brutally honest, the whole ape angle is downright lame. And I'm a big Shemp fan, but honestly the remakes were for the most part, forgettable & this is definitely one of the worst, right along with "Hot Ice" or "Flagpole Jitters".

3 out of 10.


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