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Pardon My Terror (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 12 September 1946 (USA)
Private detectives Gus and Dick are looking for clues in the murder case of wealthy Jonas Morton. They encounter sliding panels, a living corpse and other obstructions.

Director:

Edward Bernds

Writer:

Edward Bernds
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gus Schilling ... Gus
Richard Lane ... Dick
Christine McIntyre ... Alice Morton
Lynne Lyons Lynne Lyons ... Wanda (as Lynn Lyons)
Dick Wessel ... Luke
Kenneth MacDonald ... Mr. Grooch
Philip Van Zandt ... Jarvis
Vernon Dent ... Jonas Morton
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Private detectives Gus and Dick are looking for clues in the murder case of wealthy Jonas Morton. They encounter sliding panels, a living corpse and other obstructions. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A pair of zanies go sleuthing for laughs! [Title card] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Columbia production reel #4068. See more »

Quotes

Dick: It's warm in heeeeere!
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Alternate Versions

The Screen Gems television print mattes out Christine McIntyre's cleavage when her character goes into the office to find her grandfather murdered. However, it's not known if the theatrical version is unaltered. See more »

Connections

Followed by Pardon My Lamb Chop (1948) See more »

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A very surprising pedigree...and well worth seeing.
18 July 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Pardon My Terror" was originally written for the Three Stooges. However, Curly's health was a mess, as he has a series of strokes and so the studio made it with Gus Schilling and Richard Lane. Incidentally, a few years later, the Stooges (with Shemp) remade this film as "Who Done It?".

The story begins with a murder or kidnapping...you aren't sure which. Private detectives Schilling and Lane are called to investigate.

At times, you will realize just how much like a Three Stooges film this is. For example, one of them is very Moe-like, the other very much like Curly in the dialog. As for Larry, both actors apparently split up his lines. And, at times, they even act a bit like the Stooges...particularly when there's physical violence...you can REALLY imagine Moe doing this.

So is it any good? Yes. If you love the Stooges, you'll likely love this. As for me, I am not a huge Stooge fan but enjoyed the film...and loved the ending!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den forsvundne bedstefar See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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