Feb. 20 / Prod. No. 160 / 161/2
m / d Charles Lamont / st
scr Felix Adler / ph Benjamin Kline
/ e Wm. A. Lyon / C:
Geneva Mitchell (Queen), Walter Brennan (Father), Geo. Baxter (Count
Boris), Chris Franke (Announcer), James Howard (Wrestler), Bud O' Neill
(Wrestler), Stanley Blystone (Captain of the Guard), Ernie Young (Henchman),
Billy Francy (Attendant), Jack Duffy (Bit Guard), Lynton Brent, Bob
Burns, Wm. Irving, Joe Perry, Al Thompson, Bert Young, Dutch Hendrian
(Bit Men), Marie Wells, Eadie Adams, Corinne Williams, Dorothy King
and Patty Price (Bit Women)
The Stooges are appointed the
Queen's royal bodyguards but wind up before a firing squad when she
is kidnapped. Their deaths, however, are avoided when the soldiers
are distracted by a pretty girl undressing near her window. The Stooges
quickly escape, as the guards enjoy their peep show, and track down
the Queen, who is tied up in a wine cellar not far from her captors.
Curly leads the kidnappers one by one, past Moe and Larry, who clobber
them unconscious with their clubs. While all of this continues, the
Queen breaks loose of her bonds and strides past Moe and Larry, getting
smashed on the head with their clubs by mistake.
Walter Brennan, playing the Stooges'
dying father, went on to star in the popular television series The
(W 12/19 to SA 12/22/34) /
Lamont, who started directing in 1918 and later piloted many Abbott
and Costello features, had his own technique for handling the Stooges:
"I made them follow the script. If there was anything I didn't
like, I'd cut it out. I was never a great admirer of ad-libs."