THREE SAPPY PEOPLE
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Dec. 1 / Prod. No. 451 / 18
m / ap d Jules White
/ st scr Clyde Bruckman
/ ph George Meeham / e
Charles Nelson / C: Lorna Gray (Sherry
Rumsford), Don Beddoe (J. Rumsford Rumsford), Bud Jamison (Williams
the Butler), Ann Doran (Countess), Richard Fiske (Guest) and Eddie Laughton
Sherry Rumsford is a flamboyant,
newlywed thrill seeker and her millionaire husband is tired of her
stunts. Seeking professional help, he calls the office of the strange
but effective psychiatrists Dr. Ziller, Zeller, and Zoller. The Stooges
who are the office's telephone repairmen somehow manage to take the
call when rapairing the office switchboard. Smelling the opportunity
to make a fast buck, they fill in for the vacationing psychiatrists.
They hop in a car and report immediately to the Rumsford mansion just
in time for Sherry's birthday party. Naturally, the Stooges table
etiquette doesn't win them any contests, starting a pie-throwing battle,
much to the amusement of the wild Mrs. Rumsford. When hubby sees how
much fun she's having at her own party, he gladly cuts a check and
the Stooges are send off happy.
Did you know that in this short Curly mentions his wife "Gertie"
which was actually the name of Shemp's wife in real life.
This is also only one of a few shorts where Moe does the "eye-poke"
on something besides a human. In this short he pokes a tamale, and
in A Ducking They Did Go, he pokes a rubber duck. Interestingly,
both of these events happened in the same year.
3 Sloppy People / SD: 4
(TH 4/6 to SA 4/8, and M 4/10/39).