May 6 / Prod. No. 4070 / 17
m / p d Jules White
/ st scr
Felix Adler / ad Jack
Corrick / ph Allen Siegler / e
Edwin Bryant / a Charles
Clague / C: Vernon Dent (King Cole), Phil Van Zandt (Mergatroyd,
the Magician), Virginia Hunter (Princess Alicia), Sherry O'Neil (Girl
in Box), Joe Palma (Guard), Harold Breen (Shemp's Stand-in), Johnny
Kascier (Moe's Stand-in) and Joe Murphy (Larry's Stand-in)
In the Kingdom of Coleslawvania,
the Stooges, as King Cole's personal fiddlers, ask for permission
to marry Princess Alicia's three handmaidens. Their request is granted
under the condition that Alicia weds Prince Galiant first. But Mergatroyd
the Magician gets wind of Alicia's wedding plans, and tries to overthrow
King Cole in a master plan to marry Alicia himself. Mergatroyd then
kidnaps Alicia, promising the King he'll make her appear (out of nowhere)
in his magician's box in exchange for her hand in marriage. When Alicia
escapes, however, the Stooges take her place in the box, exposing
Mergatroyd's evil plan and seizing him on the spot.
Did you know that in an especially
rough physical stunt, Stooge dummies are tossed into the fray?
Remade as Musty Musketeers (5/13/54), using stock footage.