Mar. 29 / Prod. No. 4050 / 17 m
/ p d Jules White
/ st Clyde Bruckman
/ scr Jules White / ph Philip
Tannura / e Charles Hochberg / a
Charles Clague / C: Faye Williams
(Mary Belle), Eleanor Counts (Ringa Belle), Marilyn Johnson (Lulu Belle),
Robert Williams (Union Lieutenant), Maury Dexter, Ted Lorch, Al Rosen,
Joe Palma, Cy Schindell and Blackie Whiteford (Union Soldiers)
The Stooges plan to marry their
three Southern belles, Lulu, Mary and Ringa. They meet with a turn
of fortune when the Civil War breaks out, and are forced to fight
for their territory. With a little confusion about which side to join
being in a mixed State, Moe and Larry join the Union Army, while Curly
somehow ends up on the Confederate side. The mix-up results in Moe
and Larry posing as Curly's prisoner of war and visa-versa. The Stooges
partake in many different role-reversals in an attempt to just survive
the war and get back home to the goils.
Did you know that Columbia storyman and screenwriter Clyde Bruckman
reworked this script for a television episode of "The Abbott
and Costello Show".
new rendition of "Dixie" replaced "Three Blind Mice"
as the Stooges standard theme song over the opening titles.
short is one of a couple in which the Stooges use a very over-annunciated
version of their "Southern" accent. It's somewhat amusing
but grows tiresome about halfway through.
Three Southern Dumbbells
FN: Stock shot of union lieutenant on horseback
and squadron of soldiers marching if from Mooching Through Georgia
(8/11/39) with Buster Keaton.