March 5 / Prod. No. 4196 / 161/2
m / p d Jules
White / st Felix Adler / scr Jack
White / ad Carter DeHaven / ph Fayte
Brown / e Edwin Bryant / a
Walter Holscher / C: Kenneth MacDonald
(Icabod Slipp), Vernon Dent (Watchman) and Curly Howard (Train Passenger
in stock footage).
Our boys find themselves in a
bit of a pickle as their car runs out of gas in front of an imposing
mansion. They notice a man, whom they assume is the owner of the house,
trying to budge open the front door. Having pity on his struggles,
they politely offer to help him get in. They not only help him to
break in to the house, but also assist him in blasting open a wall
safe. The explosion renders the boys unconscious and Slipp makes off
with the loot. The boys are discovered in front of the open safe and
are immediately blamed for the theft. In an attempt to clear their
names, they flee the scene in a mad dash to find Slipp (who has boarded
a train bound for Vegas) and recover the money. On board the train,
the boys succeed in finding Slipp and giving him the ol' once-over.
Another fine days work in the world of Stooges' Stuper-heroism.
Curly's famous (post-stroke) cameo
that originally appeared in Hold That Lion is shown in this short.
This short reused a lot of the stock footage from that short film
which also included a Lion in a baggage car.
Fun for the Money / SD: 1 (M 5/19/52)
Shot on Columbia's Stage 10.