Nov. 13 / Prod. No. 539 / 18
m / p d Jules White
/ st scr Clyde Bruckman
/ ph Benjamin Kline / e
Jerome Thoms / C: Julie Gibson (Mrs. Collins),
Clarence Straight (Sam Collins), Bud Jamison (Pete, the Cop), and baby
Joyce Gardner (Jimmy)
The Stooges are awaken in the
middle of the night by a crying baby, mistaken for a neighborhood
Tom Cat. They spot a note written by a greiving mother and assume
the child is abandoned. They quickly realize that they are all 1/3
of a father. When their maternal instincts kick in, they set out to
fix breakfast for their new offspring, but later read in the newspaper
that the police are looking for the kidnapped infant. Shortly thereafter
a knock on the door reveals two police officers and the baby's mother.
The Stooges quickly drop little Jimmy safely outside their window
and head for their station wagon to get out of town. The police notice
that the Stooges have run, and pursue closely on motorcycles. The
Stooge stop and disguise the wagon with a tent in a nearby campsite
only to hear the sound of little Jimmy who has somehow managed to
climb into the back of the wagon. Yikes! Following a whirlwind chase,
the cops recover the baby and the Stooges make a run for cover in
some nearby bushes.
Did you know that the role of Little Jimmy was actually played by
Baby Joyce Gardner - a girl?
The scene where the boys feed baby Jimmy an artichoke is hilarious!
If you haven't seen it, check it out.
Their First Baby / FN: Footage
revived in Stop! Look! and Laugh! (7/60).