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The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy | 15 February 1962 (USA)
Three goofy druggists travel back to Ancient Greece on a milquetoast inventor's time machine.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Moe
... Larry
... Curly Joe
... Diane Quigley
... Schuyler Davis (as Quinn Redeker)
... Ralph Dimsal / King Odius
Samson Burke ... Hercules
Marlin McKeever ... Ajax and Argo, The Siamese Cyclops (as The McKeever Twins)
Mike McKeever ... Ajax and Argo, The Siamese Cyclops (as The McKeever Twins)
... Shepherd / Refreshment Man
... King Theseus Of Rhodes
... Ulysses
... Achilles The Heel
Barbara Hines ... Anita
Terry Huntingdon ... Hecuba
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Three druggists travel with a Milquetoast inventor, Schuyler, and his girlfriend, Diane, to ancient Greece on a newly invented time machine. There, the evil tyrant, Odius, takes a shine to the woman and has the guys enslaved as galley rowers using the excuse of the three druggists helping a rebel leader, Ulysses, escape. The rigors of the rowing pump Schuyler up into a muscleman with strength comparable to Hercules himself, who is in the employ of Odius. The threesome get the idea of raising money by promoting Schuyler as Hercules for a series of physical contests. Using a combination of his great strength and, a judicious use of a large supply of potent tranquilizers Curly-Joe brought with him, Schuyler is a success. However, this leads to trouble when the real McCoy learns about the imposter. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Comedy | Fantasy

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15 February 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De tre træmænd møder Herkules  »

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$450,000 (estimated)
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First film of The Three Stooges written and produced by Norman Maurer, who was the son-in-law of Moe Howard. Maurer had written and drawn the Three Stooges comic book for many years before branching into films. See more »

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In the dungeon, actors' shadows are cast on the matte painting of the corridor. See more »

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Curly Joe: But we're outnumbered.
Moe: You're outbrained too, but we have to try anyhow.
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I never knew they had custard pies in ancient Greece
21 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

When the Three Stooges are accidentally sent to ancient Greece in a time machine they accidentally change history. Changing it back includes encounters with Cyclops, Hercules (the real one and a ring in) and, of course, custard pies.


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