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Bride and Gloom (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 27 March 1947 (USA)
In this Columbia All-Star Comedy (production number 8439), Shemp Howard finds himself in a love nest with the wrong woman, while his bride-to-be is waiting, none too happy, at the church.

Director:

Edward Bernds

Writers:

Edward Bernds (screenplay), John Grey (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Shemp Howard ... Shemp
Christine McIntyre ... Maisie Keeler
Dick Curtis ... Joe Keeler
Jean Willes ... Sally (as Jean Donahue)
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Storyline

In this Columbia All-Star Comedy (production number 8439), Shemp Howard finds himself in a love nest with the wrong woman, while his bride-to-be is waiting, none too happy, at the church.

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Shemp's on a howl of a honeymoon! [One-sheet poster]

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1947 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shemp Howard's final film as a solo star. He got called in to replace Curly Howard following his stroke in May 1946. He would co-star by himself in Abbott and Costello's Africa Screams (1949). This short is also notable that it was released a couple weeks after Shemp's first short with Moe and Larry called Fright Night (1947). See more »

Connections

Remake of Limousine Love (1928) See more »

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Last Shemp Solo Short
9 June 2007 | by lzf0See all my reviews

Shemp is a car salesman (a great occupation for him) who cannot get to his wedding on time and keeps getting in scrapes with the same couple through no fault of his own. This is the final Shemp Howard short before he rejoined his brother Moe and Larry Fine to become "the Third Stooge". In this short, Shemp seems to be a bit restrained and we do not get many of his hilarious ad libs. Not that he plays it straight, but he is nowhere as wild as in the previous year's "Mr. Noisy". Dick Curtis is Shemp's nemesis, while Vernon Dent and Emil Sitka contribute their welcome supporting performances. Okuda and Watz, in their book on Columbia comedies, consider this short to be one of the best in the Shemp series. It is pleasant and fast moving, but it does seem to soften both Shemp's character and the slapstick a bit.


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