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Commotion on the Ocean (1956)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 8 November 1956 (USA)
The stooges are would-be reporters, who are tricked into becoming stowaways by "Borscht", a spy for an enemy country. Stranded on a freighter on the high seas, they discover that Borscht ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules White

Writer:

Felix Adler (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shemp Howard ... Shemp (archive footage) (as Shemp)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Gene Roth ... Bortch
Emil Sitka ... Smitty
Harriette Tarler Harriette Tarler ... Emma Blake
Charles C. Wilson ... J.L. Cameron - Managing Editor (archive footage) (as Charles Wilson)
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Storyline

The stooges are would-be reporters, who are tricked into becoming stowaways by "Borscht", a spy for an enemy country. Stranded on a freighter on the high seas, they discover that Borscht has concealed some stolen microfilm in watermelons they brought aboard for him. After a wild chase, they subdue Borscht and recover the microfilm. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Salt Water Daffy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The newspaper office scene is reworked footage from Crime on Their Hands (1948). The rest of this short is mostly made up of stock footage from Dunked in the Deep (1949). See more »

Quotes

Larry: When it comes to fish, I'm a common-sewer!
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Connections

Edited from So's Your Antenna (1946) See more »

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Not even worth watching
12 July 2001 | by stooge60540See all my reviews

Another one of these low-budgeted, remakes after Shemp's death in 1955. A remake of DUNKED IN THE DEEP (1949) and not even worth watching. The second half is entirely reused footage from DUNKED, and the first half is just reused footage from CRIME ON THEIR HANDS (1948), with a small new scene added in. At least that stupid double used for Shemp was only in one part.


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