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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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Vernon Dent as a mad scientist in A Bird in the Head (1946) starring the Three Stooges - Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard

A Bird in the Head

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A Bird in the Head (1946) starring the Three Stooges – Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard

Synopsis of A Bird in the Head

Moe, Larry, and Curly are inept paperhangers who, running away from a dissatisfied customer, run into the arms of Professor Panzer, a mad scientist played by Three Stooges regular Vernon Dent.  The mad scientist wants to transplant a human brain into his gorilla, Igor.  And Curly’s tiny brain is just right!  However, the Stooges (and Igor) have other ideas!Read More »A Bird in the Head

Three Missing Links (1938) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard)

Three Missing Links

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Three Missing Links (1938) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard)

Larry and Moe get revenge on Curly while cleaning the office in "Three Missing Links"

In Three Missing Links the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry and Curly) are janitors at the ‘Super Terrific Productions’ movie studio, where the director and producer are looking for a leading man for their new jungle picture to star with the beautiful Mirabel Mirabel (played by Jane Hamilton) – but the leading man needs to look like a gorilla.  After destroying the office in an attempt to clean it — Curly’s cleaning of the desk is truly comedy gold — the Three Stooges are fired, only to have the director notice Curly’s resemblance to a gorilla (and Moe and Larry’s resemblance to Neanderthals) and hires them to co-star in the movie.  And soon, they’re all headed off to Africa to start filming!

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