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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

Knutzy Knights

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Knutzy Knights (1954) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Christine McIntyre, Vernon Dent, Jock Mahoney

Knutzy Knights is set in Elizabethan times, where the Three Stooges help their friend Cedric the Blacksmith win the hand of the fair princess Elaine. The only problem is that Elaine is promised to the Black Prince who is plotting to take over the kingdom.

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Malice in the Palace

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Malice in the Palace (1949) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Vernon Dent

Synopsis of Malice in the Palace

Malice in the Palace is set in a desert land where the Three Stooges run a restaurant. There, the boys set out to recover the stolen Rootin Tootin diamond after they learn from the thieves that the Emir of Shmo has absconded with the contraband jewel. They journey to the stronghold of Shmo where they disguise as Santa Clauses and scare the ruler into giving them the diamond.

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I’m a Monkey’s Uncle

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I’m a Monkey’s Uncle (1948) starring the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, Shemp)

In I’m a Monkey’s Uncle, Cavemen Larry, Moe and Shemp find themselves in trouble when they steal the girlfriends of nearby cavemen, who declare war in retaliation. The Stooges fight back with an arsenal of inventive weapons, proving the animals aren’t the only things that are wild around there.

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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?

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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

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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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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