Husbands Beware is a remake of the Three Stooges comedy short film, Brideless Grooms, using lots of footage from the previous film.
Husbands Beware (1956) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard) with Emil Sitka, Christine McIntyre
The Three Stooges comedy short Husbands Beware begins with Larry and Moe marrying Shemp’s portly sisters. Who quickly show their controlling, abusive nature. They beat up their newlywed husbands, and throw them into the kitchen to make a turkey dinner. Despite their having no knowledge of how to cook. The kitchen scene is funny, as they pluck, then shave, the turkey. Shemp tries to help, making soap-infused coffee, inedible biscuits, etc. After trying to eat the inedible meal, the Stooges are thrown out.
The remainder of the film is mostly taken from Brideless Grooms. The ending is different, where Moe and Larry reveal that the entire inheritance of Shemp’s was a hoax! Repayment for their marrying Shemp’s fat, unlikable sisters. And Shemp shoots them both in the posterior, ending the short film.
- First Three Stooges film released after the death of Shemp Howard.
- The second half of Husbands Beware is almost entirely stock footage from 1947’s Brideless Groom. In the new footage of the wedding sequence, a double stands in for Dee Green (Fanny Dinkelmeyer).
Cast of characters
- Shemp Howard (Scrambled Brains) … Professor Shemp Howard
- Larry Fine (Disorder in the Court) … Larry
- Moe Howard (If a Body Meets a Body) … Moe
- Maxine Gates (Muscle Up a Little Closer) … Flora – Moe’s Wife
- Lu Leonard (Starman) … Dora – Larry’s Wife
- Dee Green (I’m a Monkey’s Uncle) … Miss Fanny Dinkelmeyer (archive footage)
- Christine McIntyre (Scotched in Scotland) … Lulu Hopkins (archive footage)
- Doris Houck (G.I. Wanna Home) … Aggressive Girlfriend (archive footage) (uncredited)
- Virginia Hunter (Sing a Song of Six Pants) … Former Girlfiend (archive footage) (uncredited)
- Johnny Kascier (Hokus Pokus) … Bellboy (archive footage) (uncredited)
- Alyn Lockwood (Pardon My Clutch) … Former Girlfriend (archive footage) (uncredited)
- Nancy Saunders (The Ghost Talks) … Former Girlfriend (archive footage) (uncredited)
- Emil Sitka (Three Hams on Rye) … J.M. Benton – Justice of the Peace (uncredited)