1945 - EXTREMELY RARE Columbia
one of their best!
"Three Pests in a Mess".
Moe. Larry. Curly along with their regular sidekicks Christine
McIntyre & Vernon Dent
The Stooges are trying to get a patent on their rather unusual
fly-catching device, but they calculate that they need to catch
100,000 flies to pay for the patent. Some crooks overhear
them, and misunderstand, thinking that the Stooges are the winners
of the $100,000 sweepstakes.
When the crooks start chasing the Stooges, the boys hide in a
sporting goods store. Curly accidentally shoots a store
dummy, and the Stooges panic and try to get rid of the body.
They try to dump it in the alley, but a cop comes along and chases
them away for trying to "dump garbage" there. They
then decided to bury the body in a pet cemetery, but a nightwatch
hears them and calls the owner, who comes over with a couple of
his friends from a costume party and terrify the Stooges.
What Stooge critics say about "Three Pests"..
"Here's one I really wish AMC would play! (A favorite from
my childhood.) If your unsure how good Christine McIntyre is,
watch the "Show me your hearts!" scene. She's awesome!
At the end of that scene, there's a good MOE/LARRY moment.
Christine throws a jar of ink at Curly, but it hits Moe in the
face. Moe backs into the hallway (looking like Al Jolson). Larry
sees him, gets down on one knee and exclaims:"MAMMY!"
Moe says "PAPPY" and hits him in the face! I love the
'stiff' in the body bag scene at the Ever Rest Pet Cemetery. (with
the hand slapping Curly on top of the head every time he pulls the
bag over his shoulder.) The DEVIL, SKELETON & VILLAIN (just
like in "Spook Louder") are good too. As far as the
abrupt black screen at the end, I don't know why that was
done..but I like it; somehow, it seems right for this short."
"this is truly a stooge classic. haven't seen this one in
years. it sort of a combo of three dumb clucks and when a body
meets a body. especially the part where Christine McIntyre tells
the bad guys"
"A fantastic short with a great plot. Stooge, the plot is
supposed to be like 2 shorts put together, hence the name of the
We have been fortunate enough to acquire these two incredible
Stooge treasures which VERY RARELY appear on the market and when
they do, it is usually at Christies or Heritage where the final
hammer price is usually double or triple our prices.
GREAT Artwork with Moe/Larry/Curly along with regular short
actress Christine McIntyre. Very good condition and has been
professionally linen backed.