Dec. 18 / Prod. No. 4104 / 18
m / p d Jules White
/ st scr
Felix Adler / ph
Allen Siegler / e
Edwin Bryant / a Charles
Clague / C: Christine McIntyre (Cerina Flint), Emil Sitka
(Amos Flint) and Al Thompson (Customer)
With the threat of losing their lease to operate their
drugstore, the Stooges somehow concoct a "fountain of youth"
potion. To celebrate their newfound syrum, they sit down with the
landlords now-sprightly wife for a cake that she has just baked. But
instead of adding marshmallows, as Mrs. Flint requested, the Stooges
mistakenly add bubble gum. At first, the cake is delicious, but as
soon as they get to the "marshmallows" everyone starts having
a bit of difficulty chewing the cake and full bubble start expanding
from their mouths. After Mrs. Flint remarks that her cake is called
"Marshmallow Jumbo" Larry whispers to Moe, "Tastes
more like marshmallow gumbo." Amos returns to take ownership
of the drug store but flips his lid when he sees his now young and
shapely wife. He tells the boys that they can keep their drugstore
with a free title and all, if they'll only turn him into a handsome
young man again. The Stooges feel they have nothing to lose and oblige
Mr. Flint with his request. The request turns sour, however, when
they quickly realize that Mr. Flint is now a thumb-sucking infant.
I guess the potion of youth just hasn't been perfected yet.
Did you know that lovely young Christine
McIntyre, convincing here as an old lady, discouraged fan contact
after retiring - preferring to be remembered as she looked in films?
Sweet Vita-Mine / FN: Remade
as Bubble Trouble (10/8/53), using stock footage. The gag of
mixing liquids in an old boot returns, and can also be seen in Pardon
My Scotch (8/1/35), Out West (4/24/47), Bubble Trouble
(10/8/53), and Pals and Gals (6/3/54).