July 20 / Prod. No. 4030 / 171/2
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Jules White /
st scr Elwood Ullman / ph
Glen Gano / e Charles
Hochberg / a Hilyard Brown
/ C: Vernon Dent (Judge), Paul Kruger (Cop), Gwen Seager
(Mamie) and Eddie Laughton (Bit Man)
The scene is a courtroom. Moe
has been accused of assaulting his two brothers-in-law, Larry and
Curly, with an axe while on a hunting trip searching for peace and
quiet. A wild encounter with a ferocious bear near a cabin in the
woods is responsible for triggering this altercation. In the courtroom,
Moe mumbles that the trip cost him $300, ruined his car (the bear
crashed it into a tree) and gave him a complete nervous breakdown.
Luckily for Moe, he gets a sympathetic judge who rules in his favor,
and allows him to keep his axe. Thanking the judge, Moe wields the
sharp tool at Larry and Curly whom he chases out of the courtroom
in another attempt to commit mayhem.
DId you know the cabin set used in
this film shows up in many other Columbia productions, including
several the Stooges made with Joe Besser.
The Malady Lingers On / FN: Remade with stock footage
as Guns-A-Poppin' (6/13/57).