movie review of Musty Musketeers (1954) starring the Three Stooges – Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Musty Musketeers is a remake of the Three Stooges 1948 short film, Fiddlers Three, with a new beginning and ending. The middle segments, with the Stooges needing to shoe their mule, Sue, and rescuing the princess, are identical. The new material is funny enough to justify watching the short, unlike many of their remakes.
Musty Musketeers is a fairly funny remake from the Shemp era of Three Stooges short films, and I rate it 2.5 stars out of 5. Musty Musketeers is available on DVD as part of The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 7: 1952-1954
Moeth, Larryeth, Shempeth [singing]: Oh, a-calling we will come, to woo our maidens fair, we bring them flowers and while the hours …
Shempeth (Shemp Howard): But get ye not in their hair!
Moeth (Moe Howard): Hold now, fair damsels, ’tis courting we come!
Girls: Indeed, indeed, ’tis courting we need!
Moeth, Larryeth, Shempeth in unison: [on their knees] Wouldst be my wife and marry for life?
Girls: Duke, that’s real George, man!
Moeth (Moe Howard): What a swell jointeth!
Larryeth (Larry Fine): Moeth! Art thou okay? [Moe slaps Larry] He’s okay!