Pies and Guys

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Pies and Guys
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Directed by Jules White
Produced byJules White
Written by Jack White
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Joe Besser
Greta Thyssen
Milton Frome
Gene Roth
Emil Sitka
Harriette Tarler
Helen Dickson
Cinematography Irving Lippman
Edited by Harold White
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • June 12, 1958 (1958-06-12)(U.S.)
Running time
16:20
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Pies and Guys 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 185th 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

In the third Stooge adaptation of the 1913 play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, the trio are repairmen who make a scene in the presence of two psychologists, Professors Quackenbush (Milton Frome) and Sedletz (Gene Roth). Quackenbush makes a bet with Sedletz that he can turn the boys into gentlemen through environment. Training is slow and painful for the professor, who pulls his hair out in disgust. However, the Stooges do have the opportunity to flirt with the professor's assistant (Greta Thyssen), while learning proper table etiquette. Finally, the Stooges will decide the wager by their behavior at a fancy society party.

Naturally, the party goes awry. Joe greets the Countess Spritzwasser (Harriette Tarler) by kissing her hand, and biting off the diamond in her ring. Realizing this, Moe and Larry take Joe to a secluded area to lecture him, only to find he has swiped a load of silverware.

Joe then grabs a pie from a pastry table, and tries to eat it whole. Moe sees this, swipes the pie, and pushes Joe out of the way. Seeing another guest, Mrs. Smythe-Smythe (Symona Boniface), approaching, Moe tosses the pie straight up—to which it attaches itself to the ceiling. Seeing that he can barely get a sentence out, she sympathetically comments, "young man, you act as if you have the Sword of Damocles hanging over your head." Moe replies that Mrs. Smythe-Smythe is a psychic and flees, to which the pie comes crashing down on the society matron. This sparks off a massive pie melee that takes no prisoners.

Production notes

Pies and Guys is a scene-for-scene remake of 1947's Half-Wits Holiday , using minimal stock footage from the original. Half-Wits Holiday in itself was a reworking of 1935's Hoi Polloi . New footage was shot in two days on May 6–7, 1957. [1]

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<i>Pardon My Scotch</i> 1935 film by Del Lord

Pardon My Scotch is a 1935 short subject directed by Del Lord starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. It is the ninth entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who appeared in 190 shorts at the studio between 1934 and 1959.

<i>Hoi Polloi</i> (1935 film) 1935 film, part of the Three Stooges series directed by Del Lord

Hoi Polloi is a 1935 short subject directed by Del Lord starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. It is the tenth entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.

<i>Violent Is the Word for Curly</i> 1938 film by Charley Chase

Violent Is the Word for Curly is a 1938 short subject directed by Charley Chase starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. It is the 32nd entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.

<i>Slippery Silks</i> 1936 film by Jack White

Slippery Silks is a 1936 short subject directed by Preston Black starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. It is the 19th entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.

Symona Boniface actress

Symona Farner Boniface was an American film actress, most frequently seen in bit parts in comedy shorts, mostly at Columbia Pictures, particularly those of The Three Stooges. She appeared in 120 films between 1925 and 1956.

<i>Beer Barrel Polecats</i> 1946 film by Jules White

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<i>In the Sweet Pie and Pie</i> 1941 film by Jules White

In the Sweet Pie and Pie is a 1941 short subject directed by Jules White starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. It is the 58th entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.

<i>Commotion on the Ocean</i> 1956 film by Jules White

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<i>Stop! Look! and Laugh</i> 1960 film

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<i>Scheming Schemers</i> 1956 film by Jules White

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<i>If a Body Meets a Body</i> 1945 film by Jules White

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<i>Vagabond Loafers</i> 1949 film by Edward Bernds

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<i>Pest Man Wins</i> 1951 film by Jules White

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References

  1. Solomon, Jon. (2002) The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion, p. 506; Comedy III Productions, Inc., ISBN   0-9711868-0-4