Pals and Gals starring the Three Stooges – Moe, Larry, Shemp (1954)
However, Doc Barker makes a mistake upon overhearing Shemp talking about his “huge vein” thinking that Shemp is talking about a vein of gold. Soon, the Three Stooges are trying to help the three beautiful sisters, disguising themselves as southern gentlemen, effecting a jailbreak, and culminating in a funny chase scene. A highlight of the film is when the Stooges mix up drinks for the bad guys that Shemp is playing cards with, as is the ending chase. Despite it being a remake, it’s actually a funny Three Stooges short film. Pals and Gals is available on DVD as part of The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 7: 1952-1954
Funny movie quotes from Pals and Gals
Zell and Belle: Nell!
Nell (Christine McIntyre): Zell! Belle!
Shemp and Larry: Well, Well!
Moe Howard: Well why don’t you look where I’m going?
Cowboy: [toasting] A short life and a merry one!
Shemp Howard: Yeah, very short!
[a chimpanzee climbs on Shemp’s head]
Shemp: A gorilla! What is this, Africa?
Trivia for Pals and Gals
- Shemp Howard’s reference to the monkey, “What is this, Africa?” may be a reference to the Abbott and Costello movie, Africa Screams, that Shemp appeared in
- Shemp Howard had multiple phobias, including animals — such as monkeys