THREE LITTLE PIGSKINS
Mayhem (Eye Pokes, Nosehonks, etc):
Stack (Team Owner), The game of Football itself
Gag(s) (or song(s)):
for football stars, the Stooges are given the royal treatment by three
gorgeous girls whose mobster boyfriends stand a chance to win a fortune
on the upcoming game.
Act(s) of Violence:
& Joe Stack fall down a laundry chute (Dumb Waiter)
play Post Office!"
Crane : "Oh,
that's a kid's game."
the way I play it!"
that should have been: "3rd and a Longshot",
Thoughts: Look for the Stooges uniform numbers '?' Curly, 'H2O2' Moe,
on logo for:
Dec. 8 / Prod. No. 156 / 20 m
/ d Raymond McCarey / st
scr Felix Adler and Griffin Jay / ph
Henry Freulich / e James Sweeney / C:
Lucille Ball (Daisy Simms), Gertie Green (Lulu Banks), Phyllis Crane
(Molly Gray), Walter Long (Joe Stacks), Joseph Young (Pete, Joe's Henchman),
Wm. Irving (Photographer), Joe Levine (Little Larry), Alex Hirschfield
(Little Moe), Billy Wolfstone (Little Curly), Bobby Burns (Street Man),
Jimmie Phillips, Johnny Kascier, Milton Douglas, Harry Bowen, and Lynton
Brent (Bit Men)
Larry, Moe, and Curly are mistaken for the Three Horsemen,
Boulder Dam University's top football players. Joe Stacks, a two-bit
gangster, wagers his money on these exciting athletes to win the big
football matchup of the week. In order to protect the Three Horsemen's
amateur status, Stacks agrees to let them play behind closed doors.
Stacks soon realizes that the only doors these guys should be behind
are made of metal bars. The Stooges, knowing little to nothing about
football make a mess of the whole situation and cause Stacks team
to lose the game. Upset over this defeat, Stacks empties his gun into
the derrieres of the fleeing Stooges who steal the ice cream cart
and exit stage left. Loyola University's football team appears in
the game-action scenes photographed at Gilmore Stadium in Los Angeles.
Almost 20 years before Lucille Ball's popular I Love Lucy Program,
she could often be spotted in Columbia films, including Frank Capra's
feature in Broadway Bill the same year.
(TH 10/25 to F 10/26, and M 10/29 to T 10/30/34) /
many occasions, Moe Howard reported that Three Little Pigskins
ends with the Stooges relating the climax of the story to their three
children. According to an earlier draft script, the scene was planned
as an "alternate ending." Stills reprinted in Moe Howard &
the 3 Stooges, pp. 6, 7, 68, suggest that the segment was indeed filmed,
but evidently, the ending was cut from the final release print. / PS:
Larry Fine once recalled that numerous injuries were sustained during
production of the film. Curly broke his leg after riding down the dumbwaiter,
and Larry lost a tooth when Joseph Young, actor Robert Young's brother,
socked him in the jaw.