March 6 / Prod. No. 4180 / 17
m / p Hugh McCollum
d Edward Bernds / st scr
Elwood Ullman / ad C.
Hiecke / ph Ellis W. Carter / e
Edwin Bryant / a Charles
Clague / C: Kitty McHugh (Mrs. Henderson), Vernon Dent
(Judge Henderson), Mary Emory (Mrs. Lydia Morton), John Hamilton (Mr.
George Hamilton), Gil Perkins (Officer Ryan), Chick Collins (Officer
Casey), Emil Sitka (Francois, the French Chef), Johnny Kascier (Moe's
Stand-In), Harold Breen (Shemp's Stand-In/Stunt double), Charlie Cross
(Larry's Stand-In) and Teddy Mangean (Larry's Stunt double)
The Stooges are repairmen who
wind up in the courtroom on vagrancy charges. They are of course,
released due to lack of evidence. Back on the streets and back to
work, they land a job repairing a ladies doorbell. Their unorthodox
work habits annoy the chef, butler, and waiter which results in their
quitting. With the woman empty-handed for her husband's birthday party,
the Stooges offer to prepare all the food and a birthday cake. As
many Stooge-made birthday cakes do, this one ends up deflated. No
problem, it just so happens that this family has a gas powered oven.
Larry re-inflates the cake to 30 p.s.i. and they're off and running.
When the cake candles get blown out, the cake explodes from the gas
and the lady's husband gets plastered with cake and icing. He suddenly
recognizes the Stooges as he was the Judge who tried and release them.
Mayhem unleashes and the Stooges exit stage left.
This film was released the same year
that Curly Howard passed away from complications resulting from
4 (T 11/6 to F 11/9/51) Shot on Stage 10. / FN:
A partial reworking of An Ache in Every Stake (8/22/41). The
premise of them as repairmen was borrowed from They Stooge to Conga
(1/1/43). The parrot-turkey gag is also seen in Crash Goes the Hash
(2/5/44), in G.I. Wanna Home (9/5/46), and in Three Dark Horses