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Articles tagged with the name “Philip Van Zandt” – a frequent co-star with the Three Stooges, who typically portrayed a villain.  He also had a career in other movies

Philip van Zandt also tries leading Moe and Larry astray on Earth as Mr. Heller.

Bedlam in Paradise

Bedlam in Paradise (1955) starring the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, Shemp), Philip van Zandt, Vernon Dent

Bedlam in Paradise is a remake of Heavenly Daze. It’s one of the few remakes that’s superior to the original. The basic plot is the same: Shemp dreams that he’s died. Moe and Larry unwittingly having him swallow a mercury thermometer didn’t help! Not being fit for Heaven, he’s given a chance by “Uncle Mortimer” to return to Earth as a ghost and reform Moe and Larry. If he can do that, he’ll return to Heaven permanently.

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Mummy’s Dummies

Mummy’s Dummies (1948) starring the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, Shemp), Vernon Dent, Philip Van Zandt

Mummy’s Dummies is set in ancient Egypt, with the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard) as dishonest used chariot dealers — poking fun as dishonest used car salesmen with their tactics. They make the mistake of swindling Rhadames (Ralph Dunn), who is the chief of the king’s guard, who brings the Stooges before King Rootentooten (Vernon Dent).Read More »Mummy’s Dummies

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