Studio Stoops

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Studio Stoops
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Directed by Edward Bernds
Produced by Hugh McCollum
Written by Elwood Ullman
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Christine McIntyre
Kenneth MacDonald
Vernon Dent
Joe Palma
Ted Stanhope
Chuck Hamilton
Charles Jordan
Stanley Price
Cinematography Vincent Farrar
Edited by Henry DeMond
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • October 5, 1950 (1950-10-05)(U.S.)
Running time
16:00
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Studio Stoops is a 1950 short subject directed by Edward Bernds starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard). It is the 126th 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 exterminators mistaken for B.O. Pictures' publicity department. They are then instructed to drum up publicity for the studio's lovely new actress Dolly Devore (Christine McIntyre), and arrange a fake kidnapping.

However, two gangsters hear the Stooges' plan and kidnap Devore for real. The gangsters break into her hotel room, then tie her hands behind her back and zip her up in a large garment bag, forcing the Stooges to come to her rescue.

However, complications arise when Shemp walks out on the outdoor ledge (after switching places with Dolly inside the bag) having to hold on to the accordion arm of a telephone to keep from falling to his death.

Cast

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Production notes

Studio Stoops was filmed on February 22–25, 1949, [1] but withheld from release until October 5, 1950 (in Larry Fine's birthday), a total of 20 months. [2]

The gag of Shemp hiding in a garment bag in the hotel room closet then managing to get out of the closet was adapted from Buster Keaton's 1941 short film So You Won't Squawk. [3]

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References

  1. Pauley, Jim (2012). The Three Stooges Hollywood Filming Locations. Solana Beach, California: Santa Monica Press, LLC. p. 250. ISBN   9781595800701.Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  2. Studio Stoops at threestooges.net
  3. http://www.threestooges.net/filmography/episode/203