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Squareheads of the Round Table (1948)

Approved | | Short, Comedy | 4 March 1948 (USA)
Set in Arthurian times, the stooges decide to help their friend Cedric the Blacksmith win the hand of the fair princess Elaine. At night the group sneaks into the castle to serenade Elaine,... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Bernds

Writer:

Edward Bernds
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Christine McIntyre ... Princess Elaine
Philip Van Zandt ... The Black Prince (as Phil Van Zandt)
Jock Mahoney ... Cedric the Blacksmith (as Jacques O'Mahoney)
Vernon Dent ... King Arthur
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Set in Arthurian times, the stooges decide to help their friend Cedric the Blacksmith win the hand of the fair princess Elaine. At night the group sneaks into the castle to serenade Elaine, but pick the wrong window and are caught by the King. Tossed in the dungeon, the boys escape with Cedric's help and manage to foil the plans of the Black Prince who was plotting against the King. All turns out well when the grateful King allows Cedric to marry Elaine. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Short | Comedy

Certificate:

Approved
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Trivia

Columbia production number 4082. See more »

Goofs

The suits of armor which Moe, Larry and Shemp begin to put on are not the same ones they are wearing when they enter the King's throne room. See more »

Quotes

Shemp: Wait a minute! Wait a minute! How do I know the dame won't scream her head off when she sees me?
Moe: I wouldn't blame her.
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Connections

Remade as Knutzy Knights (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

The Old Folks At Home
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
background music played during the Stooges' dance-in-armor
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In Days of old when a stooge was bold?
11 February 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Some years later this Three Stooges short subject was remade as Knutsy Knights with the same cast just about. I guess we can call this the director's cut. It's also rated a couple of notches higher than the remake.

Moe, Larry, and Shemp play a pair of wandering minstrels who befriend Jock Mahoney, a poor, but humble blacksmith in love with King Arthur's daughter the fair princess Elaine played by Christine McIntyre. She loves him, but it's that class thing.

Who does want to marry her is the evil Black Prince Vernon Dent who plans to usurp Arthur himself once he's in the family. Not that I'd look to Moe, Larry, and Shemp for aid and assistance, but they're the blacksmith and the princess have. And they do come through, kind of, sort of.

Some nice gags, especially that cake which seems to have the storage capacity of a TARDIS.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Stooges in King Arthur's Court See more »

Company Credits

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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