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Corny Casanovas – Three Stooges short film

Corny Casanovas (1952) starring the Three Stooges – Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard

Moe and Shemp shaving in Corny CasanovasIn Corny Casanovas, the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, and Shemp) are trying to clean up their apartment in their traditional destructive, slapstick style.  Some of the best parts of the short are found here, such as the “invention” of firing tacks from a gun (in order to reupholster a couch) only for Moe to take it in the end, Shemp and Larry unintentionally cutting Moe’s jacket, etc.  It turns out that each of the Stooges is getting engaged, and the second half of the short takes place in the girl’s apartment — since unknown to each other, the Three Stooges are all getting engaged to the same girl!

Connie Cezan in the Three Stooges short film, Corny CasanovasShemp about to apply the tackConnie Cezan plays the blonde gold digger, who has each of the Stooges appear a few minutes apart, and after taking their diamond ring, has each hide in a different room — “I made you a cake!” — and soon enough Moe, Larry and Shemp run into each other, and begin a three-way fight, with Larry actually getting the best of Moe and Shemp letting the other two beat each other senseless, only to be knocked out by Connie, who leaves the three unconscious Stooges on the floor of her apartment as she walks out.

Connie Cezan with her "fiancee" on the couch in Corny CasanovasCorny Casanovas is a decent Three Stooges short film, neither great nor horrible, and is available on DVD as part of The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 7: 1952-1954

Corny Casanovas (1952) starring the Three Stooges – courtesy of Amazon.com

Corny Casanovas, starring the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, Shemp)Corny Casanovas (1952, short number 139 in the Columbia series) has only the barest of plot, and even that doesn’t start until nine minutes of destructive housekeeping are dispensed with. Somehow a sexy blonde (Connie Cezan) has talked each of the boys into getting her an engagement ring, and she has to keep each of them from finding the other two hidden in her apartment. Other than the rare occasion of Larry beating Moe into submission, there is little new here.

Funny movie quotes from Corny Casanovas starring the Three Stooges

Shemp: Gee, Moe, I’m sorry Moe, what mo’ can a fellow say? That’s all there is, there ain’t no mo’!


Shemp: Once the davenport is recovered, the place will be more presentable to the new bribes.
Moe: You mean brides.
Shemp: Anybody who’d marry you two would have to be bribed.


Moe: You’re getting to be a smart little imbecile.
Larry: Thank you!


Moe: (after being shot in the rear with dozens of tacks) I’m losing my mind!


Moe: (as Larry and Shemp pulls the tacks out of his rear) You’re pulling my heart out!


Larry: (after Moe has swallowed a tack) They won’t come out!
Shemp: The tacks went in – they must be in-come tacks!

Trivia about Corny Casanovas starring the Three Stooges – Moe, Larry, Shemp

  • The nearsighted glasses gag was reused from Three Little Pigskins (1946) and The Tooth Will Out (1951).
  • Corny Casanovas was remade as Rusty Romeos (1957)

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