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Bedlam in Paradise (1955)

Shemp dies but cannot get into heaven until he reforms Moe and Larry. He returns to earth as an invisible spirit and sets out to prevent the other two stooges, who are in league with the ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules White

Writers:

Felix Adler (screenplay), Zion Myers (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe / Uncle Mortimer / Heavenly Train Announcer (as Moe)
Vernon Dent ... I. Fleecem
Philip Van Zandt ... The Devil aka Mr. Heller
Sylvia Lewis ... Helen Blazes
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Storyline

Shemp dies but cannot get into heaven until he reforms Moe and Larry. He returns to earth as an invisible spirit and sets out to prevent the other two stooges, who are in league with the devil, from selling a phony invention (a fountain pen that writes under whip cream) to a rich couple. Shemp sabotages Moe and Larry's plans and makes it through the pearly gates. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Blue sky buffoonery all the way!!!

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gruesome Threesome See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This short contains a heavy amount of stock footage from "Heavenly Daze". See more »

Goofs

Due to a stock footage error, the short edits out the scene where the gunfighter in the picture fires his pistols, causing Moe and Larry to run out of the office in fear, though when Shemp says the line "Well, things are looking up!" you can still see the trailing smoke from the gunshots. See more »

Connections

Edited from Heavenly Daze (1948) See more »

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Pretty good for a rehash...
23 June 2013 | by simeon_flakeSee all my reviews

I've seen a lot of stooge fans rave about this short & proclaim it to be better than the original "Heavenly Daze." Personally, I didn't see it, but that's not to say this short is bad, but you get the feeling it could have been so much better. Or to put it another way, I couldn't help but feel cheated when I saw so much stock footage from the original; a feeling I get from watching most of the Shemp recycles.

I think my biggest problem with this particular remake was the decision to entirely delete Sam McDaniel, who played the frightened butler in the original. That guy was so funny & definitely should have been used in more stooge shorts.

Phil Van Zandt does a pretty good job playing the devil & Shemp's dance with Helen Blazes is definitely a highlight of the film. Overall, one of the better Shemp remakes, but "Daze" is still light years ahead of it.


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