--------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Part 1 Introduction * Part 2 1934 - 1940 (Moe, Larry, Curly * Part 3 1941 - 1947 (Moe, Larry, Curly) * Part 4 1947 - 1952 (Moe, Larry, Shemp) * Part 5 1953 - 1959 (Moe, Larry, Shemp), (Moe, Lary, Joe) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Moe, Larry, Shemp: ================== 144. Up in Daisy's Penthouse (1953) ***+ ----------------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Connie Cezan, John Merton, Jack Kenny The stooges escape from jail to prevent their newly rich dad from marrying Daisy, a gold-digger after his money. Shemp looks like dad, so he impersonates him and marries Daisy. What the stooges don't know is that Daisy is in cahoots with some crooks, and they plan to bump off her new husband. The boys foil the crook's plan and take Pa home to Ma. [ A remake of "Three Dumb Clucks", with Shemp, instead of Curly, playing both father and son. ] 145. Booty and the Beast (1953) ***+ ------------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Vernon Dent, Kenneth McDonald, Curly Howard (stock footage) The stooges do a good turn and help a stranger open a safe in what they think is the man's house. Actually the man is a crook and the boys were unwitting accomplices to a robbery. Once they realize what's happened, the stooges go after the bad guy and who's left on the train to Los Vegas. The boys trap the villain and recover the booty. [ Lots of footage from "Hold that Lion", including Curly's cameo appearance. ] 146. Loose Loot (1953) ***+ ---------- Director: Jules White Cast : Kenneth MacDonald, Tom Kennedy, Emil Sitka The stooges are willed a lot of dough from a rich uncle, but the executor of the estate, Icabob Slipp, is a crook who absconds with the money. The stooges trail him to a a theater where they engage in a wild chase and ultimately recover their inheritance. [ The opening scenes are taken from "Hold that Lion". ] 147. Tricky Dicks (1953) ***+ ------------ Director: Jules White Cast : Benny Rubin, Connie Cezan, Ferris Taylor, Phil Arnold, Murray Alper The stooges are policemen on the trail of a murderer. They unsuccessfully interrogate an Italian organ grinder, among other suspects, and then catch the bad guy after a gun fight that nearly destroys the police station. 148. Spooks (1953) ***- ------ Director: Jules White Cast : Phil Van Zandt, Tom Kennedy, Norma Randall The stooges are private detectives hired to find a missing girl. The boys disguise as pie salesmen and end up wandering around a mad scientist's mansion, trying to find the girl. The boys confront a gorilla and various other bad guys, before rescuing the girl. [ One of two stooge shorts filmed in 3D. ] 149. Pardon my Backfire (1953) *** ------------------ Director: Jules White Cast : Benny Rubin, Frank Sully, Phil Arnold, Fred Kelsey The stooges are auto mechanics who need money so they can marry their girls. When some escaped convicts pull into their garage, the boys manage to capture them and use the reward money to marry their sweethearts. [ One of two stooge shorts filmed in 3D. ] 150. Rip Sew and Stich (1953) ***+ ----------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Vernon Dent, Phil Arnold The stooges run a tailor shop and need money to pay their creditors. A bank robber leaves his coat in the shop with a combination to a safe. When the crook comes back to retrieve the coat, the stooges capture him and get his bankroll. [ A remake of "Sing a Song of Six Pants". ] 151. Bubble Trouble (1953) ***- -------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Christyne McIntyre (stock footage), Emil Sitka The stooges are pharmacists who invent a fountain of youth formula that can turn old people young. They turn an old lady into a beautiful young woman, but when her husband takes the formula it turns him into a gorilla. [ A remake of "All Gummed Up", with lots of reused footage. ] 152. Goof on the Roof (1953) ***+ ---------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Frank Mitchell, Maxine Gates The stooges are entrusted with taking care of their friends house while he goes off to get married. At first they only wreck the place a little bit, but when they try to install a television antenna, total destruction ensues. When their friend returns with his bride, she's so shocked she walks out on him. 153. Income Tax Sappy (1954) ***+ ---------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Vernon Dent, Nanette Bordeaux, Margie Liszt Tax cheats Moe, Larry and Shemp decide they're so good at cheating the government, that they start a business as crooked tax advisors. They become rich, but an undercover agent from the IRS gets the goods on them, and its off to jail for the stooges. 154. Musty Musketeers (1954) ***+ ---------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Vernon Dent, Phil Van Zandt, Virginia Hunter Set in the middle ages, the stooges wish to marry their sweethearts, but the King won't give his consent until Princess Alicia gets married. The princess is abducted by Mergatroyd, an evil magician who plans to marry her and become ruler of the country. The stooges help the princess escape and then defeat the magician and his henchmen in a sword fight. [ A remake of "Fiddlers Three". ] 155. Pals and Gals (1954) *** ------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Norman Willis, George Chesebroo, Christyne McIntyre, Vernon Dent The stooges go out west for Shemp's health. The boys soon run afoul of a local villain who is forcing pretty Nell to marry him. The bad guy has Nell's sisters locked up, and its up to the stooges to rescue them and save the day. [ A remake of "Out West", with Nell's sisters, instead of the Arizona Kid, being locked up in the cellar. ] 156. Knutzy Knights (1954) ***+ -------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Jock Mahoney, Christyne McIntyre, Phil Van Zandt, Vernon Dent Set in Elizabethan times, the stooges help their friend Cedric the Blacksmith win the hand of the fair princess Elaine. The only problem is that Elaine is promised to the Black Prince who is plotting to take over the kingdom. The stooges manage to foil the plot and the grateful King allows Cedric to marry Elaine. [ A remake of "Square Heads of the Round Table". ] 157. Shot in the Frontier (1954) **+ -------------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Emil Sitka Set in the old west, the stooges must defend their honor against the Noonan brothers, three desperadoes who want to marry the same girls the stooges are courting. 158. Scotched in Scotland (1954) ***+ -------------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Phil Van Zandt, Charles Knight, Christyne McIntyre Would be detectives, the stooges get a job guarding a Scotch castle while the owner is away. The servants are crooks intent on robbing the castle of its valuables. Though they do their best to frighten the boys off, the stooges prevail and expose the crooked goings-on. [ A remake of "Hot Scots". ] 159. Fling in the Ring (1955) ***+ ----------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Richard Wessel, Claire Carleton, Frank Sully The stooges are the trainers of "Chopper", a beefy boxer, and they bet their bankroll on Chopper to win his next fight. When "Big Mike", their boss, tells them to have Chopper lose or they'll lose their lives, the boys try to soften up Chopper so he'll lose. The fight gets canceled and the stooges have to contend with an angry Big Mike and his goons. [ A remake of "Fright Night". ] 160. Of Cash and Hash (1955) ***+ ---------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Kenneth MacDonald, Christyne McIntyre, Frank Lacteen The stooges witness an armed robbery and are brought in by the cops as suspects. After passing a lie detector test, the boys are freed and go back to their jobs in a Cafe. When one of the robbers comes into the Cafe, the boys recognize him and along with their friend Gladys trail him to a spooky house in the country where the crooks are hiding out. The bad guys abduct Gladys and the stooges must rescue her. [ A remake of "Shivering Sherlocks".] 161. Gypped in the Penthouse (1955) *** ----------------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Emil Sitka, Jean Willes Larry and Shemp reminisce about their experiences with Jean, a diamond crazy gold digger each of them was gypped by. After telling their stories, they have a run in with Moe, who is now married to the same women. When Jean shows up, they deliver some stooge-style revenge. 162. Bedlam in Paradise (1955) ***+ ------------------ Director: Jules White Cast : Phil Van Zandt, Vernon Dent, Slyvia Lewis Symona Boniface Shemp dies but cannot get into heaven until he reforms Moe and Larry. He returns to earth as an invisible spirit and sets out to prevent the other two stooges, who are in league with the devil, from selling a phony invention (a fountain pen that writes under whip cream) to a rich couple. Shemp sabotages Moe and Larry' plans and makes it through the pearly gates. [ A remake of "Heavenly Daze ".] 163. Stone Age Romeos (1955) *** ---------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Emil Sitka, Dee Green, Nancy Saunders, Virginia Hunter The stooges hope to collect a reward by proving to a museum that cavemen still exist. They return from their expedition with a film purporting to show some stone age stooges defending their women from other cavemen. The museum curators are about to pay they reward, until they overhear the stooges talking about how they faked the film, with themselves playing the cavemen. [ The stone age footage is reused from "I'm a Monkey's Uncle". ] 164. Wham Bam Slam (1955) *** ------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Matt McHugh, Alyn Loar, Dora Revier, Wanda Perry Shemp is a sick man with a bad case of nerves. The stooge's friend Claude, a self-taught healer, tries to cure Shemp with various home- made remedies. When nothing seems to work, Claude suggests they buy his old lemon of a car so they can take Shemp on a trip to the country. The car won't start, and the trip never gets off the ground, but not to worry, Shemp is cured by all the excitement. [ A remake of "Pardon my Backfire".] 165. Hot Ice (1955) *** ------- Director: Jules White Cast : Kenneth MacDonald, Christyne McIntyre, Barbara Bartay The stooges apply for job as 'Yard Men' at Scotland Yard, thinking they'll become detectives, but instead wind up as gardeners. When they accidentally see a memo about the theft a famous diamond, the boys decide to go after the crooks. They find the crooks, but Shemp accidentally swallows the diamond which was hidden in a bowl of candy. The bad guys want to cut the diamond out, but the boys foil them with the help of a friendly gorilla. [ A remake of "Crime on Their Hands", with Scotland Yard footage from "Hot Scots". ] 166. Blunder Boys (1955) *** ------------ Director: Jules White Cast : Emil Sitka, Kenneth MacDonald The stooges go to criminology school and graduate with the lowest possible honors. The boys join the police force and are assigned to track down a crook called the "Eel", who disguises himself as a woman. The stooges track the Eel to a hotel, but he slips through their hands after a wild chase. The stooges are booted off the force and wind up as ditch diggers. 167. Husbands Beware (1956) ***+ --------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Christyne McIntyre, Dee Green, Emil Sitka, Lou Leonard, Maxine Gates To inherit a fortune, voice teacher Shemp must marry before six o'clock, but no girl will accept his proposal. Finally one of his repulsive students agrees to marry him, just in the nick of time. When the rest of the prospective brides hear about the inheritance, they show up at the ceremony and a free for all ensues. Shemp marries his student before the deadline, and then finds out that there is no inheritance. Moe and Larry have tricked him into marriage as revenge for their marrying his shrewish sisters. [ A remake of "Brideless Groom".] 168. Creeps (1956) *** ------ Director: Jules White The stooges are movers for an express company and on a rainy night are sent to move some junk, including a suit of armor, from a spooky old house. The armor is haunted by the ghost of Sir Tom, who has no intention of leaving. The ghost foils the stooges attempts to take the armor, and is about to skewer them with a sword when it's revealed that the stooges were only telling a bedtime story to their "sons" (also played by the stooges.) [ A remake of "The Ghost Talks".] 169. Flagpole Jitters (1956) *** ---------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Beverly Thomas, Barbara Bartay, Mary Ainslee, Bonnie Mensunm Dan Harvey, David Bond, Frank Sully, Dick Alexander, Vernon Dent The stooges are taking care of their invalid friend Mary who is confined to wheelchair. At their jobs in a theater, where they hope to earn money for an operation for Mary, they witness a hypnotist, doing his act. The stooges become subjects for his show and are hypnotized into walking out on a flagpole high above the ground. When they come out of their trance and realize their predicament they fall into a window and foil a robbery in progress thus earning reward money to pay for Mary's operation. [ A remake of "Hocus Pocus".] 170. For Crimin Out Loud (1956) ***+ ------------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Ralph Dunn, Barbara Bartay, Christyne McIntyre, Emil Sitka, Duke York, Charles Knight The stooges are private detectives hired to protect a rich politician. After the man disappears, the boys wander around his spooky mansion confronting various villains and a dangerous dame. The stooges vanquish the crooks (Shemp uses his "trusty shovel") and find the missing man. [ A remake of "Who Done it?". This was the last short with new footage of Shemp. ] 171. Rumpus in the Harem (1956) *** ------------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Vernon Dent, George Lewis, Helen Jay, Harriette Tarler, Diana Darvin, Suzanne Ridgeway, Ruth Godfrey White Set in a desert land where the stooges run a restaurant, the boys need money to pay their fiancee'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. [ A remake of "Malice in the Palace". Joe Palma (face hidden) stands in for Shemp. ] 172. Hot Stuff (1956) ***+ --------- Director: Jules White Cast : Emil Sitka, Christyne McIntyre, Connie Cezan, Evelyn Lovequist, Andri Pola, Vernon Dent, Harold Brower, Phil Van Zandt The stooges are government agent entrusted with protecting professor Sneed, who has invented a super rocket fuel. Larry is mistaken for the professor by foreign agents who kidnap the trio and take them to the country of Anemia where they are ordered to produce the rocket fuel or be executed. The boys come up with a concoction they try to pass of as the real stuff, but are exposed when the real professor and his daughter are also kidnapped. The stooges help them escape, using their secret formula to fuel a jeep. [ A remake of "Fuelin Around". Joe Palma (face hidden) stands in for Shemp. ] 173. Scheming Schemers (1956) ***+ ----------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Christyne McIntyre, Kenneth McDonald, Symona Boniface, Emil Sitka, Dudley Dickerson, H. Coons The stooges are three incompetent plumbers who foul up the plumbing in a fancy mansion where a society party is going on. They manage to catch a couple of thieves masquerading as guests before the whole party degenerates into a pie fight. [ A remake of "Vagabond Loafers", with footage from "A Plumbing we will go" and "Half-Wits Holiday". Joe Palma (face hidden) stands in for Shemp. ] 174. Commotion on the Ocean (1956) *** ---------------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Gene Roth, Harriette Taylor, Emil Sitka The stooges are would-be reporters, who are tricked into becoming stowaways by "Borscht", a spy for an enemy country. Stranded on a freighter on the high seas, they discover that Borscht has concealed some stolen microfilm in watermelons they brought aboard for him. After a wild chase, they subdue Borscht and recover the microfilm. [ A remake of "Dunked in the Deep". Joe Palma (face hidden) stands in for Shemp. ] --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Moe, Larry, Joe: ================ 175. Hoofs and Goofs (1957) *** --------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Benny Rubin, Hariette Tayler, Tony the Wonder Horse Joe dreams that the stooge's sister Birdie has died and been reincarnated as a horse. The stooges take Birdie home but must conceal her from the snoopy landlord. They succeed, but more complications ensue when Birdie gives birth to a colt. Joe wakes up to suffer some abuse from the real Birdie (Moe in drag), when he tells her he dreamed she was a horse. 176 Muscle up a Little Closer (1957) **+ ------------------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Maxine Gates, Matt Murphy, Ruth Godfrey White, Hariette Tayler Joe is engaged but can't get married until he recovers the engagement ring which has disappeared. The stooges suspect the ring was stolen by Elmo, a beefy bully, who works at the same factory they do. They confront Elmo in the company gym, but he's too tough for them. Fortunately Joe's girl is even tougher, and she gets Elmo to confess and return the ring. 177. A Merry Mix-up (1957) *** -------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Nannette Bordeaux, Jean Carmen, Ruth Godfrey White, Suzanne Ridgeway, Hariette Tayler, Diana Darrin The stooges appear in triplicate as three sets of triplets who were separated a long time ago. Their reunion causes confusion and troubles for various wives and sweethearts, but it all works out in the end. 178. Space Ship Sappy (1957) ***+ ---------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Benny Rubin, Emil Sitka, Lorraine Crawford, Hariette Tayler, Marilyn Hanold, Doreen Woodbury An eccentric scientist tricks the stooges into joining himself and his daughter on an expedition to Venus. On Venus, the boys go exploring and encounter some cannibalistic amazons who plan to devour them. The stooges escape and take off in the spaceship which goes wildly out of control. As the ship is about to crash, the scene changes to the annual meeting of the Liars Club, where the stooges win the prize as the biggest liars in the world. 179. Guns A-Poppin (1957) ***+ ------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Frank Sully, Joe Palma, Vernon Dent Told in flashback, Moe is on trial for assaulting Larry and Joe. It seems that Moe was in debt and suffering a nervous breakdown so Larry and Joe took him to the country for rest and relaxation. After a marauding bear ruined the peace and quiet, their cabin became the scene of a shoot-out between the sheriff and an escaped outlaw. The boys captured the bad guy, and the reward would have paid Moe's debts, but the crook escaped and Moe went after Larry and Joe with an ax. [ A partial remake of "Idiots Deluxe". ] 180. Horsing Around (1957) **+ -------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Emil Sitka, Hariette Tayler, Tony the Wonder Horse A sequel (sort of) to "Hoofs and Goofs", The stooges are taking care of their sister Birdie who has been reincarnated as a horse. When they learn that her mate "Schnapps", a famous circus horse, is about to be destroyed, they got to the circus grounds to rescue him. The stooges are successful, and Birdie and Schnapps are reunited. 181. Rusty Romeos (1957) ***+ ------------ Director: Jules White Cast : Connie Cezan The stooges don't know it, but they are all engaged to the same girl, a gold-digger who plans to get an engagement ring from each of them and then abandon them. When all three show up at her house at the same time, a wild fight ensues, as each stooge accuses the others of making time with "his" girl. The gold-digger gets it in the end (literally) with tacks shot from a repeating rifle. [ A remake of "Corny Casanovas". ] 182. Outer Space Jitters (1957) ***+ ------------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Emil Sitka, Gene Roth, Dan Blocker, Phil Van Zandt, Joe Palma, Harriette Tayler, Diana Darrin, Arline Hunter The stooges accompany professor Jones on an expedition to Venus, where they discover that the Venusians are planning to conquer the earth with an army of zombies. When the boys learn that they're going to be turned into zombies, they escape. The scene changes to the stooges apartment where we learn they are just telling a bedtime story to their kids (also played by the stooges) while they wait for the baby sitter to arrive. When the baby sitter shows up, she looks like one of the zombies and the boys exit in a hurry. [ Dan Blocker of "Bonanza" fame plays a zombie. ] 183. Quiz Whiz (1958) *** --------- Director: Jules White Cast : Greta Thyssen, Gene Roth, Milton Frome, Bill Brawer, Emil Sitka Joe wins a contest and is promptly fleeced out of his winnings by some con men. When the stooges go to recover his money, the bad guys convince them that they can get rich by posing as children and becoming the wards of a millionaire. The boys go along with the plan, not realizing that the "millionaire" and his pretty niece are in on the scam and are planning to knock them off. The stooges foil the plan and recover Joe's money. 184. Fifi Blows Her Top (1958) *** ------------------ Director: Jules White Cast : Vanda Dupre, Phil Van Zandt, Harriette Tarler, Joe Palma, Hariette Tayler, Christyne McIntyre (stock footage) The stooges reminisce about their wartime romances in Europe. After they finish their tales, they discover that Joe's girl Fifi, whom he left behind in Paris, has moved in next door. The only problem is that she's now married, with a very jealous husband. The husband turns out to be a real cad, and when Fifi overhears him tell about his plans to find a new wife, she clobbers him and goes back to Joe. [ Some reused footage from "Love at First Bite". ] 185. Pies and Guys (1958) ***+ -------------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Greta Thyssen, Gene Roth, Milton Frome, Helen Dickson, Hariette Tayler, John Kascier, Symona Boniface (stock footage) A professor attempts to win a bet by turning the stooges into gentlemen. After some lessons in etiquette, the boys make their society debut at a fancy party. They soon revert to their old habits and a wild pie fight ensues. [ A remake of "Half-Wits Holiday. ] 186. Sweet and Hot (1958) *** ------------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Muriel Landers Nightclub performer Larry wants Joe and his sister Tiny to join the act. The only problem is that Tiny is afraid to sing in front of people. They take her to a psychiatrist (Moe) who cures her, and the act is a success. 187. Flying Saucer Daffy (1958) *** ------------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Harriette Tayler, Emil Sitka, Gail Bonney, Bek Nelson, Diana Darrin Joe accidentally takes a picture of a paper plate which Moe and Larry submit to a magazine as an authentic picture of a flying saucer. Moe and Larry collect a big prize, but when the picture is proven to be phony, they're hauled off to Jail. Joe then gets a picture of a real spaceship and this time he gets the fame and fortune, while Moe and Larry wind up in a sanitarium. 188. Oils Well That Ends Well (1958) *** ------------------------ Director: Jules White The stooges need money for their father's operation, so they head for the country to prospect for uranium. Instead of uranium, they discover oil on their father's property and all their troubles are solved. [ Oil gusher footage from "Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise". ] 189. Triple Crossed (1958) **+ -------------- Director: Jules White Cast : Diana Darrin, Mary Ainslee, Angela Stevens Larry is a pet dealer who's seeing Moe's wife while at the same time trying to steal Joe's fiancee. 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. [ A remake of "He Cooked His Goose". ] 190. Sappy Bullfighters (1959) *** ------------------ Director: Jules White Cast : Greta Thyssen, George Lewis Stranded in Mexico, the stooges need a job and a pretty actress friend gets them an engagement at the Plaza de Toros. When they accidentally switch suitcases with that of their friend, they must sneak into her house to retrieve their own and are confronted by her jealous husband who vows to kill them if he sees them again. At the arena where they perform a comedy bullfight (Joe is the matador, Moe and Larry are in a bull costume) the husband bribes the attendants to let a real bull into the ring. Joe knocks the bull out with a head butt and becomes a hero. [ A remake of "What's the Matador". ]
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