Rhythm and Weep (1946) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard)
Synopsis of Rhythm and Weep
At first, in Rhythm & Weep we find the Three Stooges are about to commit suicide after being repeated failures as comedy actors. So, they go to the rooftop of a building to leap off … But then they find three beautiful women, failed dancers, about to do the same thing. Whom the Stooges immediately fall in love with, and they all decide to live! And then they’re “discovered” by a rich Broadway producer, and all seems well …
Funny movie quotes from the Three Stooges short film Rhythm and Weep
Moe (Moe Howard): Well this is the 26th theater we’ve been thrown out of this month. What does that leave us?
Larry (Larry Fine): Four more theaters…
Curly (Curly Howard): Except February which has 28.
Moe (Moe Howard): Quiet!
Moe (Moe Howard): If you’re going to bump yourself off in an hour, what’s the idea of eating pie?
Curly (Curly Howard): So I can di-gest right. Nyuk nyuk nyuk!
Moe (Moe Howard): Take off your clothes
Curly (Curly Howard): Pardon me?
Moe (Moe Howard): I said take off your clothes
Curly (Curly Howard): What? How dare you? I don’t even know your name.
Moe (Moe Howard): The name’s Mike Lippincranz. Now off come the clothes.
Larry (Larry Fine) [kissing Tilda]: This I like, and I get paid for it too
Moe, Curly, Larry: [dressed up like ballerinas, sing-song] We’re dressed like ballerinas, of course you know we’re not, and what you’re about to see now folks, is something we ain’t got.
Trivia for Rhythm and Weep
- The pill gag was originally written to have Curly Howard pop the pills into his own mouth. But his physical coordination was poor due to his failing heath. So they rewrote the gag to have Moe Howard pop the pills into Curly’s mouth.
- They wrote the “Army Induction” sketch for Gents Without Cents (1944), but not used.
- Nita Bieber, Gloria Patrice and Ruth Godfrey filmed a scene where they impersonate The Three Stooges. It was a companion piece to the Stooges impersonation of the girls as ballerinas. It was edited out before the short was released. That’s why the girls are wearing suits in the final scene.
- The title parodies the card-game expression “Read ‘Em and Weep.”Ruth Godfrey was director Jules White’s daughter-in-law, as well as the choreographer for The Ten Commandments.
Cast of characters
- Curly Howard … Curly
- Larry Fine … Larry
- Moe Howard … Moe
- Gloria Patrice … Wilda
- Ruth Godfrey (Pardon My Backfire) … Tilda
- Nita Bieber (Summer Stock) … Hilda
- Jack Norton (Malice in the Palace) … Mr. Walsh
- Robert Kellard (Three Little Pirates) … Theater Manager
- Larry McGrath (Three Little Pirates) … Sanitarium Attendant #1
- Jack Parker (Three Little Pirates) … Sanitarium Attendant #2