Nov. 3 / Prod. No. 4222 / 16
m / p d Jules White
/ st scr Felix
Adler / ad Willard Sheldom / ph
Ray Cory / e Tony
DiMarco / a Cary Odell /
C: Benny Rubin (The Eel), Angela Stevens (Alma Matter), Kenneth
MacDonald (F.B. Eye), Barbara Bartay (Beautician), Bonnie Henjum, Barbara
Donaldson, Marjorie Jackson and June Lebow (Turkish Bathers)
This short (a spoof on TV's Dragnet)
features Moe as (Halliday), Larry as (Tarraday) and Shemp as (St.
Patrick's Day) among other hilarious goofy names. The boys have just
graduated from criminology school, and are now full-fledged detectives.
Captain F.B. Eye assigns them to their first big case...to track down
the Eel, a robber who goes around masquerading as a woman. In a wild
escapade at the Biltless Hotel, the Stooges decide to go deep undercover
and disguise themselves as women too. However, the Eel is too slick
for the green-horn Stooges and manages to sneak away from the Biltless
Hotel and remain at large, possibly to this day. The Stooges end up
taking on a new career in the fine art of ditch-digging.
The scenes of Larry on a building ledge
were actually budgeted under the film Wham Bam Slam (9/1/55).