Stooge Shorts [Mitch Shapiro Rev. 1.0 4/95]


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* 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)

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Moe, Larry, Shemp:

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144.  Up in Daisy's Penthouse (1953) ***+

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        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) ***+

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        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) ***+

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        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) ***-

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        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) ***

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        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) ***+

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        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) ***-

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        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) ***+

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        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) ***+

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        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) ***+

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        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) ***

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        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) ***+

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        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) **+

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        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) ***+

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        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) ***+

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        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) ***+

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        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) ***

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        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) ***+

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        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) ***

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        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) ***

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        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) ***

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        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) ***

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        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) ***+

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        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) ***

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        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) ***

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        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) ***+

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        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) ***

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        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) ***+

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        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) ***+

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        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) ***

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        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. ]

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  Moe, Larry, Joe:

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  175.  Hoofs and Goofs (1957) ***

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        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) **+

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        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) ***

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        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) ***+

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        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) ***+

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        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) **+

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        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) ***+

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        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) ***+

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        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) ***

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        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) ***

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        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) ***+

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        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) ***

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        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) ***

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        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) ***

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        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) **+

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        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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