Squareheads of the Round Table

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Squareheads of the Round Table
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Directed by Edward Bernds
Produced by Hugh McCollum
Written byEdward Bernds
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Christine McIntyre
Vernon Dent
Philip Van Zandt
Jock Mahoney
Harold Brauer
CinematographyAllen G. Siegler
Edited byHenry DeMond
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • March 4, 1948 (1948-03-04)
Running time
18:17
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Squareheads of the Round Table is a 1948 short subject directed by Edward Bernds starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard). It is the 106th 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 in medieval times. The villainous Black Prince has designs on marriage to Elaine, the princess. She however is in love with Cedric, the blacksmith. The Stooges try to intervene for Cedric by serenading Elaine; the music is the sextet from Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" . After breaking free from the dungeon where the King has condemned them to be beheaded, Moe overhears the Black Prince plotting with a co-conspirator to murder the king. The Stooges save the day by causing a diversion by dancing in armor to Stephen Foster’s "Old Folks at Home", thus allowing Elaine to free Cedric. Finally, 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

Squareheads of the Round Table was the ninth Stooge film released but only the third one filmed after Shemp rejoined the comedy team. Filming occurred on December 9–12, 1946, but was withheld from release until March 1948, approximately 15 months later. [1] It was filmed approximately five months after the last entry, Out West (1947), was filmed. [2]

Squareheads of the Round Table was remade in 1954 as Knutzy Knights , using ample stock footage. Like Fiddlers Three and The Hot Scots , Squareheads of the Round Table was filmed on the existing set of the feature film The Bandit of Sherwood Forest . [3]

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References

  1. Squareheads of the Round Table at threestooges.net
  2. Out West at threestooges.net
  3. Solomon, Jon. (2002) The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion; Comedy III Productions, Inc., ISBN   0-9711868-0-4