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Hot Stuff (1956)

The stooges are government agents entrusted with protecting professor Sneed, who has invented a super rocket fuel. Larry is mistaken for the professor by foreign agents who kidnap the trio ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules White

Writers:

Felix Adler (screenplay), Elwood Ullman (story)
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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)
Christine McIntyre ... Hazel Sneed (archive footage)
Emil Sitka ... Professor Sneed (archive footage)
Philip Van Zandt ... Anemian Captain
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Storyline

The stooges are government agents entrusted with protecting professor Sneed, who has invented a super rocket fuel. Larry is mistaken for the professor by foreign agents who kidnap the trio and take them to the country of Anemia where they are ordered to produce the rocket fuel or be executed. The boys come up with a concoction they try to pass off as the real stuff, but are exposed when the real professor and his daughter are also kidnapped. The stooges help them escape, using their secret formula to fuel a jeep. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Trivia

Most of this short consists of footage from "Fuelin' Around" (1949). See more »

Quotes

Larry: Wait a minute, I can't lay carpets.
Uranian Officer: Why not?
Larry: I'm not that rugged!
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Connections

Remake of Fuelin' Around (1949) See more »

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Not as good as the original.
10 September 2001 | by crusefamilySee all my reviews

HOT STUFF is the second of four shorts shot after Shemp's death in 1955. Joe Palma, with his back to the camera, doubled for Shemp in a few scenes. HOT STUFF is a remake of FUELIN' AROUND, and nowhere near as good.

Starting in 1953, director Jules White took footage from old shorts and added in new footage of the stooges, with a minor new story line. The doubles of Shemp are too obvious in this film. For one thing, Joe Palma turns around for a minute and you can see his face.

The new scenes were shot in early 1956. I think the Three Stooges should have quit after Shemp died. None of the later Joe Besser shorts are very funny. They should have let FOR CRIMIN' OUT LOUD be their last film. It's the last one Shemp's alive in.

If you really want to see anything funny from HOT STUFF, watch FUELIN' AROUND instead. The funniest part of the new footage is a woman in the office biting Larry on the nose.

**1/2 out of 5 stars!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

They Gassed Wrong See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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