Dec. 4 / Prod. No. 4194 / 151/2
m / pd Jules White
/ st scr Felix Adler /
ph Henry Freulich
/ e Edwin Bryant / a
Charles Clague /
C: Patricia Wright (Roberta), Victoria Horne (Lenore), and Reggie
Dvorack (Carey, the Bird)
Larry, Shemp and two dames, Lenora
and Roberta, steal a railroad car named Schmow, but are discovered
by Moe, an ace detective for the Transylvania Railroad Company. The
reason for the theft: Larry and Lenora can't get married until Shemp
ties the knot with Roberta. It's a family tradition! Shemp is so drunk
that he only cares for his imaginery giant canary, Carey. Without
a doubt, the worst Stooge comedy in many peoples mind.
Cuckoo on a Choo Choo was a wacky spoof
on "A Streetcar Named Desire" which featured Marlon Brando.
Larry Fine plays a great Marlon Brando copycat.
Did you know that the giant Cuckoo
(Canary) seen throughout the short is also a spoof on "Harvey"
a Jimmy Stewart film released 2 years earlier?
A Train Called Schmow PS:
Fine loved this film because of the Marlon Brando-type role he played.
When he lived at the Motion Picture Country House, Larry sometimes screened
his own print of this film for friends. During one such showing, Larry
fell asleep as the film progressed (Larry wasn't the only one!).