Fifi Blows Her Top

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Fifi Blows Her Top
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Directed by Jules White
Produced byJules White
Written by Felix Adler
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Joe Besser
Vanda Dupre
Philip Van Zandt
Joe Palma
Harriette Tarler
Heinie Conklin
Yvette Reynard
Al Thompson
Marie Monteil
Christine McIntyre
Cinematography Henry Freulich
Edited by Saul A. Goodkind
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • April 10, 1958 (1958-04-10)(U.S.)
Running time
16:22
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Fifi Blows Her Top is a 1958 short subject directed by Jules White starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Joe Besser). It is the 184th entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.

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Plot

The Stooges reminisce about their wartime romances in Europe. After they finish their tales, they discover that Joe's girl Fifi (Vanda Dupre), whom he left behind in Paris, has moved in next door. The only problem is that she is now married to a very evil jealous and unappreciative husband (Philip Van Zandt).

Typical Stooge antics result in ruining Fifi's dress, and dressing her in a pair of pajamas is an invitation for her husband to enter the scene. The husband turns out to be a real cad, and when Fifi overhears him tell about his plans to find a new wife, she clobbers him and goes back to Joe.

Production notes

Fifi Blows Her Top is a primarily a reworking of Laurel and Hardy's Unaccustomed As We Are (1929) and Block-Heads (1938) while incorporating several stock scenes from the Stooges' Love at First Bite (1950). [1] [2] New footage was filmed over two days on February 12–13, 1957. [3]

Fifi Blows Her Top marks the final appearance of longtime foil Philip Van Zandt. The actor committed suicide shortly after filming wrapped, and did not live to see its release. [2]

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References

  1. Galbraith IV, Stuart (July 7, 2012). "The Three Stooges: The Ultimate Collection". DVD Talk. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
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