July 8 / Prod. No. 4094 / 17
m / p Hugh McCollum
/ d Edward
Bernds / sc scr Elwood Ullman /
ph Allen Siegler / e
Henry DeMond / a Harold
MacArthur / C: Herbert Evans (The Earl), Christine McIntyre
(Lorna Doone), Ted Lorch (Angus) and Charles Knight (McPherson, the
The Stooges respond to an ad that
is requesting three experience "Yard men" for a high level
mission in Scotland Yard. The downfall, the mission is to literally
clean the yard...as they find out the hard way that "yard men"
isn't detective work, but roles as the headquarters' gardners. They
fill the positions anyhow with the idea that hard work will prove
them capable of a true mission. They find an ad in the courtyard requesting
three detectives and leave immediately for Glen Heather Castle (a
castle that is known to be haunted). The Earl asks the boys to guard
his things while he is away from the castle on business. It doesn't
take long before the castle's reputation starts to spook the boys
and they get freaked-out over some "would-be" ghosts. The
ghosts, however, turn out to be thieves who've come to rid the Earl
of his many valuable possessions. The Stooges wise-up to the conspiracy
quickly and thwart two of the villians, Angus and McPherson, from
stealing the Earl's heirlooms. Later, as a token of appreciation for
a job well done, the Earl handsomely rewards our heroes with a sparkling
glass of the infamous "Breath O'Heather."
Did you know that this script was written
to take advantage of a standing castle set built for the feature
film The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946).
The moving beds routine was also in
Cursed by His Beauty, a 1914 Keystone Comedy.
Scotland Yardbirds / FN:
Reworked as Scotched in Scotland (11/4/54), using stock footage.
Scotland Yard scenes were reused in Hot Ice (10/6/55). Parrot
in the skull gag was also used in If a Body Meets a Body (8/30/45)
and in Scotched in Scotland (11/4/54).