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Hugs and Mugs (1950)

The stooges run a furniture store and come into possession of a stolen pearl necklace. Three crooked dames convince the boys that the necklace is theirs, and when the real thieves arrive, ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules White

Writer:

Clyde Bruckman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Nanette Bordeaux Nanette Bordeaux ... Fifi
Christine McIntyre ... Lily
Kathleen O'Malley ... Ella
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Storyline

The stooges run a furniture store and come into possession of a stolen pearl necklace. Three crooked dames convince the boys that the necklace is theirs, and when the real thieves arrive, the stooges fight to defend the girl's property. The stooges defeat the bad guys and the girls decide to go honest and return the necklace to its rightful owner. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1950 (USA) See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Unlike most Three Stooges shorts, this one was shot at Darmour Studios. While they were filming, they were presented with the Exhibitor's Laurel Award for being the top two-reel moneymakers of 1948. See more »

Goofs

When Lily crunches Moe's foot, Shemp's hair changes from messy to neat between shots when he walks up to her. See more »

Quotes

Shemp: [after getting eye-poked] Get me a dog, will you?
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Molls On A Mission
30 June 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Hugs and Mugs finds Moe, Larry, and Shemp in the second hand furniture business and they happen to come into possession of a second hand couch where a stolen pearl necklace has been hidden. The owner failed to pay storage and the Three Stooges get the couch.

The molls of the crooks who stole the necklace go to claim the couch and find out who has the thing and then go to work on the Stooges.

What really sets this short apart from the ordinary run of Stooge comedy is the fact that the three women, Nannette Bordeaux, Christine McIntyre, Kathleen O'Malley are every bit as adept at slapstick mayhem as Moe, Larry, and Shemp are. Witness the scene with the clerk at the storage place as they get information from him. That's a small sampling of what they do to the boys.

Hugs And Mugs only proves these women would have been perfect screen wives for the Stooges.


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