Restless Knights (1935) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard)
Set in Medieval times, the Three Stooges learn from their father (Walter Brennan) on his sickbed that they are of royal blood. Now dubbed as the Duke of Durham (Larry), the Count of Fife (Moe), and Baron of Grey Matter (Curly), their father entrusts them to take up arms and protect the young queen of their old kingdom of Anesthesia.
They become the queen’s royal guards. But they soon display their “wrestling skills”. It’s a very funny scene that spoofs the “sport” of professional wrestling. While the Stooges are distracted, the evil Prince Boris kidnaps the queen. Then Boris blames them for her disappearance, sentencing them to die. The Three Stooges escape, free the queen, and end up knocking each other out.
Restless Knights is available on DVD as part of The Three Stooges Collections volume 1.
Funny movie quotes from Restless Knights starring the Three Stooges — Moe, Larry, Curly
Larry: All for one!
Moe: One for all!
Curly: I’m for myself.
Queen: Where do you come from?
Curly: Show her the postcards! [Moe slaps him]
Queen: What were you doing in Paris?
Moe: Oh, overlooking the Paris sights.
Moe: [betting] Three guineas, two geese, and a duck.
Larry: That’s a fowl bet. [Moe hits him]
Moe: Queenie, he’s got the strongest feet in the kingdom!
Moe: What’cha do with the Queen?
Larry: Who, me?
Curly: Maybe he trumped her.
Larry: [the Stooges are about to be executed by crossbow] Maybe they’ll miss us!
Curly: That’ll be an arrow escape!
Larry: Cut my head off!
Curly: Not me! I’d rather be burned at the stake!
Curly: A hot steak is better than a cold chop!
Trivia about Restless Knights starring The Three Stooges — Moe, Larry, Curly
- This was the first film to have the soon-to-be-trademark ‘triple slap. Where someone slaps all Three Stooges at once.
- The title, Restless Knights, is a pun on the phrase “restless nights” (aka. insomnia)
Cast of characters
- Moe Howard … Count of Fife
- Larry Fine … Duke of Durham
- Curly Howard … Baron of Graymatter (as Curley)
- Geneva Mitchell (Hoi Polloi) … Anne – Queen of Anesthesia
- Stanley Blystone (Back from the Front) … Captain of the Guard (uncredited)
- Walter Brennan (Woman Haters) … Father (uncredited)
- Eadie Adams … Lady of the Court (uncredited)
- George Baxter (She Devil) … Prince Boris – Prime Minister (uncredited)
- Lynton Brent (So Long Mr. Chumps) … Queen’s Ally (uncredited)
- Bobby Burns (Loco Boy Makes Good) … Queen’s Ally (uncredited)
- Jack Duffy (Pop Goes the Easel) … Toothless Guard (uncredited)
- Billy Franey (Disorder in the Court) … Attendant (uncredited)
- Chris Franke … Announcer (uncredited)
- Oscar ‘Dutch’ Hendrian (Three Little Pigskins) … Kidnap Guard (uncredited)
- James Howard … Wrestler (uncredited)
- William Irving (Pop Goes the Easel) … Queen’s Ally (uncredited)
- Dorothy Janis … Brunette Trumpeter (uncredited)
- Bud O’Neill … Wrestler (uncredited)
- Joseph Perry … Guard (uncredited)
- Patty Price … Lady of the Court (uncredited)
- George Speer … Guard (uncredited)
- Al Thompson (Back from the Front) … Henchman (uncredited)
- Hilda Title (Ants in the Pantry) … Blonde Trumpeter (uncredited)
- Marie Wells … Lady of the Court (uncredited)
- Corinne Williams … Lady of the Court (uncredited)
- Bert Young (Malice in the Palace) … Kidnap Guard (uncredited)
- Ernie Young … Henchman (uncredited)