July 7 / Prod. No. 4114 / 161/2
m / p Hugh McCollum
/ d Edward
Bernds / sc scr Elwood Ullman / ph
Vincent Farrar / e
Henry Batista / a Robert
Peterson / C: Jacques O'Mahoney (Guard), Christine McIntyre
(Hazel), Emil Sitka (Prof. Sneed), Vernon Dent (General), Phil Van Zandt
(Capt. Rork), Harold Brauer (Leon) and Andre Pola (Cluttz)
The Stooges are hired to lay carpet
in the great Professor Sneed's home. Professor Sneed is a world-famous
scientist who has discovered how to make a super-high powered rocket
fuel. While the boys are busy tearing up Sneed's new carpet, three
spies from the State of Anemia are plotting to kidnap Professor Sneed
and steal his high-powered concoction recipe. The plan fails, however,
when they grab the Stooges instead, mistaking Larry for professor
Sneed. The boys are held captive and forced to create rocket fuel
for the higher-ups of Anemia. Boy do they ever mix up some fuel!!!
The only problem is that the Stooges version of rocket fuel is more
like sulfuric acid that eats away anything in it's path. Eventually,
the spies catch onto their mistake and realize that they've captured
the wrong professor. The spies capture the real professor and his
daughter Hazel. Hazel is a player, however, and manages to flirt her
way out of a locked and guarded cell, and the Stooges use their sulfuric
acid powered rocket fuel to eat away at the floor of their holding
cell. They all make a break for the exits and manage to get away in
a stolen Jeep.
Did you know that writer/director Edward
Bernds thought having Larry mistaken for the professor was an opportunity
to utilize Larry's distinctive hair style. It worked!
Reworked as Hot Stuff (9/6/56), using stock footage.