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Articles tagged with the name “Blackie Whiteford” – an actor who appeared in multiple Three Stooges short films

Shemp swallows the Punjab diamond in "Crime on their Hands"

Crime on their Hands

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movie review of Crime on their Hands starring the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, Shemp) – originally released December 9, 1948

Criminals Bea (Christine McIntyre) and Dapper (Kenneth MacDonald) look at their loot - the stolen Punjab Diamond

In Crime on their Hands, the Three Stooges are janitors at a newspaper office — who desire to be reporters. They have their chance, when the big story of the day is the theft of the Punjab Diamond by Dapper Malone (played by Three Stooges regular Kenneth MacDonald), his moll (Three Stooges regular Christine McIntyre) and “Runty” who gets angry at Dapper.  Runty decides to get even by calling the newspaper office and snitching on Dapper. The Stooges are there to take the call, and get their big break — while Runty “gets” his, courtesy of Dapper’s gun.

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Beer Barrel Polecats (1946) starring the Three Stooges - Moe, Larry, and Curly

Beer Barrel Polecats

Beer Barrel Polecats (1946) starring the Three Stooges – Moe, Larry, and Curly

Beer Barrel Polecats movie poster

Beer Barrel Polecats is set during Prohibition, when purchasing beer in the U.S.A. was illegal. But it was still legal to make your own beer for your own personal use.  The Three Stooges (MoeLarry, and Curly) in Curly’s first short film made after his initial stroke proceed to do that.  And the first half of the film is quite funny, as all three of them add yeast to their batch of beer – with explosive results.  They finally manage to bottle all of their beer, and all’s well.  Until Curly tries to sell a bottle to an undercover police officer at black market prices.  And the Stooges end up going to jail.

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