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Articles tagged with the name “Shemp Howard” – the original Third Stooge of the Three Stooges, and the only Stooge to have a successful career away from the trio

Sing a Song of Six Pants lobby poster - The Stooges as tailors - they'll keep you in stitches!

Sing a Song of Six Pants

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Sing a Song of Six Pants (1947) starring The Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, Shemp)

In Sing a Song of Six Pants, the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard).  are running a tailor shop.  Ineptly, of course.  This leads to their equipment about to be repossessed by the Skin and Flint Finance Corporation. Over the radio, they hear the news that bank robber Terry “Slippery Fingered” Hargan is on the loose.  And a big reward is offered!

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Who Done It? (1949) starring the Three Stooges - Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, with Christine McIntyre, Emil Sitka, Dudley Dickerson

Who Done It?

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Who Done It? (1949) starring the Three Stooges – Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, with Christine McIntyre, Emil Sitka, Dudley Dickerson

In Who Done It? the Stooges (Moe, Larry, Shemp) are private detectives looking for a missing millionaire. They wander around the millionaire’s (Emil Sitka) spooky mansion confronting various crooks and a dangerous dame (Christine McIntyre). Shemp uses his “trusty shovel” and it’s Stooges to the rescue!

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Pardon My Backfire (1953) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Benny Rubin

Pardon My Backfire

Pardon My Backfire (1953) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Benny Rubin

In Pardon My Backfire, bank robbers go to the Three Stooges’ auto shop to repair their get-away car. Then, the Stooges hear a radio broadcast about the hold-up & suspect their new customers.

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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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The Hot Scots (1948) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard), Christine McIntyre, Herbert Evans, Theodore Lorch

The Hot Scots

The Hot Scots (1948) starring the Three Stooges, Christine McIntyre, Herbert Evans, Theodore Lorch

In The Hot Scots, the Three Stooges guard a Scottish castle … Can they find the crooks who’ve been robbing the Earl? Who are the spooks?

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Larry, Moe, and Shemp backstage with Nanette Bordeaux and the other showgirls in Three Hams on Rye

Three Hams on Rye

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Three Hams on Rye (1950) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard), Emil Sitka, Christine McIntyre

In Three Hams on Rye, Moe, Larry and Shemp are stagehands who aspire to be stars on stage …  But after failing at keeping a nasty critic out of the theater, they get their chance anyway!

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