Mar. 3 / Prod. No. 4112 / 16
m / p Hugh McCollum / d
Edward Bernds / st scr Edward Bernds
/ ph Ira
H. Morgan / e Henry DeMond / a
Charles Clague / C: Christine McIntyre
(Delores), Kenneth MacDonald (Hackett), Emil Sitka (John Goodrich),
Dudley Dickerson (Janitor), Herbert Evans (Nikko), Duke York (Goon),
Ralph Dunn (Henchman Servant) and Charles Knight (Crandall)
When called by a scared John Goodrich
to come and protect him from a band of goons and murderes, detectives
Moe, Larry, and Shemp (The Alert Detective Agency) foil the murder
plot directed at Old man Goodrich. The search for the killers lures
the Stooges in just about every direction in Old man Goodrich's estate,
leading them to a zany chase with a gang of crooks and a born-again
monster, "The Goon." A hilarious "in-the-dark"
fight scene takes place and the Stooges, of course, emerge victorious,
producing out of a hidden trap-door a very much alive Mr. Goodrich.
Shemp becomes the hero when he single-handedly crowns the band of
crooks over the noggins with his "Trusty little shovel".
Did you know that Writer/Director Edward
Bernds originally planned this as a Curly film, but after Curly's
stroke, that first draft was given to Columbia comedians Gus Schilling
and Richard Lane.
(T 12/9 to F 12/12/47) / FN: A reworking of Schilling and Lane's Pardon
My Terror (9/12/46). Remade also as For Crimin' Out Loud
(5/3/56), using stock footage. The fighting in the dark sequence was
also used in Out West (4/24/47), in For Crimin' Out Loud
(5/3/56), and in The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze