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


The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard) have graduated from a correspondence detective school. They apply with Scotland Yard, and are happy when they’re hired to be “Yard Men”. Unfortunately, that means they’re doing yard work — trimming bushes, etc.

Shemp, Moe, and Larry as gardeners for Scotland Yard in The Hot Scots

But, luck intervenes, and they have a chance to prove their worth as detectives. They go to protect the prized possessions of The Earl of Glenheather Castle (Herbert Evans). Dressed in kilts and talking in phony Scottish accents, the Stooges (as McMoe, McLarry, and McShemp) are on the case … Trying to find out who’s been robbing the Earl blind. Could it be the butler (Theodore Lorch)? The secretary (Christine McIntyre)? And who’s dressing up as spooks to scare the Stooges away?

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The Earl, the Three Stooges, and the skeleton at the conclusion of "The Hot Scots"

Funny movie quotes from The Hot Scots

McLarry, McShemp, McMoe, Lorna Doone (Christine McIntyre) the Earl (Herbert Evans)

Moe: All right, take it easy son, I just wanted to ask you a question. What would you rather have? a shoe full of dollar bills, or two socks of fives?
Shemp: I’ll take the two socks!
Moe: You got em!

The Earl of Glenheather (Herbert Evans): Say, what part of Scotland are you from?
Moe: He’s from southern Scotland, below the McMason McDixon Line.

Larry: And what might your name be, lass?
Lorna Doone (Christine McIntyre): Perhaps you’ve heard it, ’tis Lorna Doone
Shemp: Hi Lorna, how ya doin’?

Shemp: I oughta take something for my nerves.
Moe: Like what?
Shemp: A trip home.

Lorna Doone (Christine McIntyre): I thought you might be a wee bit lonesome, so I brought some cookies. You like cookies?
Moe: Oh that I do, especially blonde ones.

Shemp: [Gets in the bed next to Angus – he thinks Larry is still in the bed] Move over!… Look what you did to the covers!…

[Angus tries to get Shemp’s attention by pulling bedspread over. Shemp reaches for it and touches teeth on Angus’ mask]

Shemp: Say, you oughta see your dentist.

[Lorna having been caught trying to escape with the stolen goods]
Shemp: So that’s what you’ve been Doone, Lorna.

Trivia for The Hot Scots

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