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Triple Crossed (1959)

Larry is a pet dealer who's seeing Moe's wife while at the same time trying to steal Joe's fiancée. When Moe's become suspicious, Larry attempts to frame Joe as the boyfriend. Larry's plan ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules White

Writer:

Warren Wilson
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joe Besser ... Joe (as Joe)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Angela Stevens ... Millie
Mary Ainslee ... Belle (archive footage) (as Mary Ainsley)
Diana Darrin ... Miss Lapdale
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Storyline

Larry is a pet dealer who's seeing Moe's wife while at the same time trying to steal Joe's fiancée. When Moe's become suspicious, Larry attempts to frame Joe as the boyfriend. Larry's plan backfires when Joe catches him and lets Moe deliver some punishment. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chiseling Chisler See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shemp Howard is seen and heard in stock footage. See more »

Goofs

The fonts on the janitor's door are clearly different between the stock footage and the new footage. See more »

Connections

Edited from He Cooked His Goose (1952) See more »

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The end of the line...
27 April 2013 | by simeon_flakeSee all my reviews

By this time, the short film medium was all but dead & Moe and Larry were at the end of their comedic rope with the overgrown man-child Joe Besser attached to them. Actually, now that I think about it, I don't hate Joe. Joe was actually pretty funny on the old Abbott and Costello TV show, but as a stooge, his dainty personality just didn't mesh with the roughneck stooges and this film is definitely one of the worst.

What makes this particular short all the more shameful is that they had a living, breathing 3rd stooge to work with, yet there are many scenes in this short where you can hear and see Shemp Howard. I just guess Jules White and the entire cast and crew just didn't give a damn anymore & wanted to crank out these last few shorts as quickly and cheaply as possible.

While "He Cooked His Goose" isn't exactly a masterpiece, it is stooge heaven compared to this dreck. Avoid at all cost.


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