Knutzy Knights

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Knutzy Knights
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Directed by Jules White
Produced byJules White
Written by Felix Adler
Edward Bernds (uncredited)
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Christine McIntyre
Ruth Godfrey
Vernon Dent
Philip Van Zandt
Jock Mahoney
Joe Palma
Cinematography Ray Cory
Edited by Edwin H. Bryant
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • September 2, 1954 (1954-09-02)(U.S.)
Running time
15:22
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Knutzy Knights is a 1954 short subject directed by Jules White starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard). It is the 156th 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 are troubadours sent to cheer up the brokenhearted Princess Elaine (Christine McIntyre). Her father, the King, (Vernon Dent) has pledged her hand in marriage to the Black Prince (Philip Van Zandt), but she loves Cedric, the local blacksmith (Jock Mahoney).

The Stooges try to intervene for Cedric by serenading Elaine (they sing a variation on the Sextette from "Lucia di Lammermoor", with lyrics telling Elaine that Cedric is present and warning of the Black Prince's plot). They are captured by the king’s guards and condemned to be beheaded. Eventually, the King realizes the plot and jails the Black Prince and his fellow plotter. Elaine is allowed to marry Cedric, and they all live happily ever after.

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Production notes

Knutzy Knights is a remake of Squareheads of the Round Table , using ample footage from the original 1948 film. [1] It is notable for being the last film featuring new footage of longtime Stooge foil Vernon Dent, who was losing his eyesight and forced to retire (he would be totally blind by the time of Shemp's death a year later). Dent appeared in six more Stooge films after Knutzy Knights, via recycled footage: Of Cash and Hash , Bedlam in Paradise , Flagpole Jitters , Rumpus in the Harem , Hot Stuff and Guns a Poppin . [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 Solomon, Jon (2002). The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion. Comedy III Productions, Inc. ISBN   0-9711868-0-4.