Aug. 1 / Prod. No. 168 / 19
m / d Del Lord / st
scr Andrew Bennison / ph
George Meehan / e
James Sweeney / C: Nat Carr (Mr. Martin),
James C. Morton (J.T. Walton), Billy Gilbert (Signor Louis Balero Cantino),
Grace Goodall (Mrs. Walton), Barlowe Borland (Bit Scotchman), Scotty
Dunsmuir (Bit Scotchman), Gladys Gale (Mrs. Martin), Wilson Benge (1st
Butler), Alec Craig (Bit Bagpiper), Al Thompson (Jones), Johnny Kascier
(Moe's Double), Symona Boniface, Pauline High (Bit Party Guests), Billy
Bletcher, Bill Irving (Bit Men), Ettore Compana (Bit Singer), Nena Compana
(Bit Piano Player), and Geo. Gray (Bit Customer)
The Stooges are hired as Handymen
at Jones's Drugstore to wait on their boss's customers during his
short absence. Martin, a local bootlegger, enters the store and asks
the trio for a pick-me-up. The boys rush to the pharmacy department
and mix every conceivable liquid into an old boot, which Martin guzzles
down later. Impressed with the brew, Martin offers the Stooges a chance
to make thousands of dollars. All they have to do is masquerade as
the McSnort Brothers, three Scottish distillers, and crash a party
at J.T. Walton's house to sell their "Breath of Heather"
to his distinguished guests. At the party, Martin suggests that the
Stooges haul in a keg of their homemade Scotch for everyone to taste.
All is well until the trio has trouble driving a spigot into the huge
barrel. Impatient, Moe raises his mallet and smacks the cask a tremendous
blow, causing the keg to explode into a fountain of foam, dousing
the party guests.
Did you know that Moes fall from the
table actually resulted in cracked ribs? He was in a lot of pain
from that scene, but jumped up and finished the bit anyway.
Al Thompson who plays Jones the druggist,
appeared in more Three Stooges shorts than any other supporting
4 (TH 4/11 to SA 4/13 and M 4/15/35) FN:
"Point to Your Right" routine was later used in Four for
Texas. Mixing of liguids in a worn-out boot can also be seen in
Out West (4/24/47), All Gummed Up (12/18/47), Bubble
Trouble (10/8/53), and Pals and Gals (6/3/54). Likewise,
the segment involving flipping grapes into an opera singer's mouth appears
(changed to cherries) in Micro-Phonies (11/15/45). "Roll
on the Fork" gag was lifted from Chaplin's The Gold Rush (1925).