June 27 / Prod. No. 223 / 18
m / ap Jules White / d
st scr Preston Black /
ph Benjamin Kline
/ e Wm. Lyon / C:
Bud Jamison (Johnson), James C. Morton (Paul Pain), Eddie Laughton (Train
Conductor), Loretta Andrews, Ethelreda Leopold, Gale Arnold (Show Girls),
Ray Turner (Porter), Mary Lou Dix (Karen), Hilda Title (Show Girl),
Joe the Monkey, Phyllis Crane (Girl Curly Kisses) and Bobby Burns (Man
The Stooges are an unemployed vaudeville act living
at Mrs. Hammond Eggerley's boarding house, and later fill in for the
Eggnog Brothers in a big musical revue, The Panics of 1936.
Behind in their rent, Moe, Larry and Curly, with their pet monkey,
Joe, sneak out of the boarding house and rush to catch a train containing
the rest of the show's cast, including Paul Pain, the leading man
(he wears a toupee). On board Joe and the Stooges prove to be nothing
but a pain for Pain! The Stooges end up in the wrong room on
the train and get kicked out after eating up the expensive crab dinner
(Curly mistakes the crab for a turtle). Joe complicates matters when
he wreaks havok with the sleeping passengers by pulling the emergency
cord to stop the train. The Stooges are then hurled off the train
and miraculously land on the back of three angry bulls and ride off
into the sunset without poor little Joe. Hey! What happened to Joe?
Has anyone seen Joe? Here Joe.....
"A Pain in the Pullman" was a re-working of a Thelma Todd/ZaSu
Pitts vehicle "Show Business".
4 (W 4/29 to F 5/1, and M 5/4/36) FN:
remake of Show Business (8/20/32) with Thelma Todd and Zasu Pitts, directed
by Jules White. Ending was reused in A Ducking They Did Go (4/7/39).