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Self Made Maids (1950)

The stooges are artists who want to marry their models; "Moella", "Larraine", and "Shempetta". The girls' father doesn't approve, so the stooges tickle him into submission.

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Jules White

Writer:

Felix Adler
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shemp Howard ... Shemp / Shempetta (as Shemp)
Larry Fine ... Larry / Larraine (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe / Moella (as Moe)
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Storyline

The stooges are artists who want to marry their models; "Moella", "Larraine", and "Shempetta". The girls' father doesn't approve, so the stooges tickle him into submission. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 1950 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although The Three Stooges are billed as playing all the parts in this film, that is not the case. In the lobby scene, an uncredited Charlie Cross makes a brief appearance reading a newspaper (and an obvious double was used in the scenes involving Moe and the girls' father, also played by Moe). See more »

Goofs

At 10:10 into it when Moe, as the girls father shoots The Three Stooges in the rear-end after they've tripped over the bench, he says "I gotcha rat. Now, take that!" but his lips do not move at all. See more »

Connections

References Koko Trains 'Em (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

Zee Lollipop Song
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Words and Music by Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard
Performed by Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard
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Minimalism!
24 September 2005 | by angus_deiSee all my reviews

Give the Stooges credit: they weren't afraid to experiment. Imagine, portraying their own girlfriends! They did a clever job, and did not have to rely on camera trickery (Columbia's shorts department would not have provided them with sufficient funds to do so, anyway). The Stooges did a little "mix'n'match," but to be honest, I can't remember who was paired with whom. Let's see, was Moe Shempetta's boyfriend? Well, anyway, the Stooges weren't exactly attractive women, but they did have a sort of home-spun innocent charm. Now there's a triple marriage I would have absolutely loved to see. Too bad the ladies' old man is dead set against it, and perhaps you can't blame the guy. Now I love Moe, but three roles were just too many. I think Vernon Dent would have been great as the girls' father, but, what the hell, Moe still works. I think after this short was made, the world witnessed a spate of occurrences where prospective bridegrooms tickled their intended spouses' father into submission to procure his permission to marry his daughter. This was about 1950, right? Remember that famous case in Tunisia? Those Stooges, they were innovators, years ahead of their time. Just watch this surreal film, and you will agree.


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