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Rumpus in the Harem (1956)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 21 June 1956 (USA)
Set in a desert land where the stooges run a restaurant, the boys need money to pay their fiancée's taxes, or the girls will be sold as slaves. Some crooks come into their restaurant and ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules White

Writers:

Felix Adler (story), Jack White (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)
Vernon Dent ... Hassan Ben Sober (archive footage)
George J. Lewis ... Ginna Rumma (archive footage)
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Set in a desert land where the stooges run a restaurant, the boys need money to pay their fiancée's taxes, or the girls will be sold as slaves. Some crooks come into their restaurant and convince the boys to recover the stolen Rootin Tootin diamond. The stooges decide to return the diamond to the government and get the reward money. They learn that the Emir of Shmo has absconded with the contraband jewel. They journey to the stronghold of Shmo where they disguise as Santa Clauses and scare the ruler into giving them the diamond. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Ha-Ha-Harem Hi-Hi-Hijinks!

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Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diamond Daffy See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Palma stands in for Shemp Howard in scenes filmed after Shemp's death. See more »

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Edited from Malice in the Palace (1949) See more »

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This is a commentary on the Stooges short,'Rumpus in the Harem"
12 September 2004 | by anderman70See all my reviews

This was one of the unfortunate 'dead Shemp' shorts, but is one I've been forgiving of, since I 've always liked the scene in the harem where Moe and Larry are beaten up by the harem girls. Suzanne Ridgeway was a cute actress who appeared in minor roles in many Columbia pictures. She fascinated me as a kid, and it's a treat to see her pop up in other shorts. The original short ,"Malice in the Palace" was superior overall, but I have to admit to a morbid habit of studying the Joe Palma standing as as Shemp scenes. They found more ways to film the back of his head, and to cut in Shemp's 'meep meep'. It's interesting that the next 'dead Shemp' short, also had Moe and larry being beat up by two military women. Maybe it was an easy answer as to how to squeeze a couple of new scenes on an old short, but it was entertaining to me.


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