Pies and Guys (1958) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe Besser
Pies and Guys starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe Besser) is a shot by shot remake of Half-Wits Holiday (Moe, Larry, Curly). Which, in turn, was a remake of Hoi Polloi (Moe, Larry, Curly). The basic plot in all three remains the same. The Three Stooges are inept workers, who become the object of a bet between two professors on whether nature or nurture define a person. Professor Quackenbush (Milton Frome) tries to train the Stooges into becoming gentlemen. With the aid of his beautiful daughter Lulu (Greta Thyssen). A stressful process.
Quiz Whizz – The Three Stooges – Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe Besser – 1958
Joe Besser is doubtless the least popular “Third Stooge” with some of his Three Stooges short films being better than others. Quiz Whiz is one of those. The basic story is that Joe has won $15,000 on a quiz program. All of the questions were about food, Joe’s favorite subject. However, Joe hasn’t been seen since, and Moe and Larry are fearing the worst. While Moe is on the phone to the police, describing Joe, Joe walks in and begins making a Dagwood-style sandwich, with Moe looking at Joe as he describes him, with lines such as “Hair color? (looks at Joe’s bald head) Skin!” Eventually, Moe realizes that Joe is back, and the boys soon learn that Joe has lost all of his winnings to con artists. To add insult to injury, and IRS agent (played by Stooges regular Emil Sitka) appears at the door, demanding the government’s share of Joe’s winning — $5,900 — which they don’t have!Read More »Quiz Whizz