Oct. 4 / Prod. No. 4162 / 16
m / p Hugh McCollum
/ d st scr
Edward Bernds / ad Gilbert
Kay / ph Fayte Brown / e
Edwin Bryant / a Charles
Clague / C: Margie Liszt (Miss Beebe), Vernon Dent (Doc
Keefer), Emil Sitka (Beggs, the Chef), Johnny Kascier (Moe's Stand-In),
Harold Breen (Shemp's Stand-In) and Charlie Cross (Larry's Stand-In)
The Stooges emerge as graduates
from dental school. They decide to move out west to open their first
dental office, where they take care of their first customer: an old
man. His appointment is cut short when a western outlaw kicks him
out; he's evidently in a lot of pain, and asks the boys to pull his
tooth. The Stooges take evasive action - before carrying out the tender
operation - as Shemp consults a carpenter's handbook for another opinion.
As a result of bad lernin' Shemp pulls the wrong tooth!
The origin of the film's dental office
scenes is unique, as director Edward Bernds explained: "The
dentist office sequences were originally filmed for Merry Mavericks.
The scene ran so long that Mac [Hugh McCollum] was unwilling to
cut it. Then he came up with the idea that we had nearly enough
footage for another picture. So we took the sequence out of Merry
Mavericks, shot two extra days, and The Tooth Will Out was
A Yank at the Dentist / SD: 2
(M 2/19 and T 2/20/50) shot on STage X at the Columbia Ranch. /
FN: Dentist office gags similiar to W.C. Field's The Dentist.