Knutzy Knights (1954) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Christine McIntyre, Vernon Dent, Jock Mahoney
Knutzy Knights is set in Elizabethan times, where the Three Stooges help their friend Cedric the Blacksmith win the hand of the fair princess Elaine. The only problem is that Elaine is promised to the Black Prince who is plotting to take over the kingdom.
In short, Knutzy Knights is “remake” of Squareheads of the Round Table. Using heavy amounts of footage from the earlier film. Although it should be said that the opening is completely new, and funny. The Three Stooges are troubadours, called to cheer up Princess Elaine. But, their comedy skit is exactly her situation! She’s being forced to marry the Black Prince, although she’s in love with Cedric the Blacksmith.
Most of the rest of the film is largely used footage from the earlier film.
Cast of characters
- Shemp Howard … Shemp
- Larry Fine … Larry
- Moe Howard … Moe
- Jock Mahoney (Punchy Cowpunchers, The Land Unknown) … Cedric the Blacksmith
- Christine McIntyre (Who Done It?) … Princess Elaine
- Philip Van Zandt (Fuelin’ Around) … The Black Prince
- Vernon Dent (Sing a Song of Six Pants) … King Arthur (uncredited)
- Tiny Brauer (Fright Night) … Sir Satchel (archive footage) (uncredited)
- Bill Clark (Young Fury) … Courtyard Guard (uncredited)
- Douglas D. Coppin (Her Husband’s Affairs) … King’s Personal Guard (archive footage) (uncredited)
- Ruth Godfrey (Rhythm and Weep) … Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)
- Robert Kellard (They Stooge to Conga) … Guard (uncredited)
- Kenner G. Kemp (Canon City) … Courtyard Guard (uncredited)
- Joe Palma (I’m a Monkey’s Uncle) … Sir Satchel / Guard (uncredited)
Trivia for Knutzy Knights
- The last Three Stooges short to feature new footage of regular supporting actor Vernon Dent, who was already going blind from diabetes.
- Although Jock Mahoney (Cedric) had moved on to success at other studios, and his own television series, he returned to film a few continuity sequences for this stock footage remake.
- Christine McIntyre did her own singing in this short.
- Sir Satchel is portrayed by two actors: Tiny Brauer (stock footage) and Joe Palma. So, Palma has two roles: the guard in the blacksmith shop (stock footage), and Satchel.