The stooges are salesman selling a weight reducing machine. They have no luck until they show up at the house of an eccentric inventor where they are hired as caretakers. When the scientist goes to Washington to demonstrate his death-ray machine to the government, the boys are left to guard his house and must contend with enemy spies and a mysterious pie thrower.
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Did You Know?
This was one of several World War II-era Stooges shorts that engaged in propaganda against the then-enemy Japanese. The term "Jap", used liberally throughout this film (and during the World War II-era in general) is now considered offensive. See more
When the three stooges are talking to Mr. Graves, Charles Middleton, his butler, is standing at the far end of the desk. Next scene, he's no longer there. See more
[having just hit Curly
Hey! I just saw a ghost!
Was he a fat one?
THAT WAS ME!
There is one scene cut from some versions due to the anti-Japanese content. The scene has the Spy Leader asking for the trust of the Stooges by asking if they are "Japs". This infuriates Curly, having him say "Japs? Why you..." Then Moe cuts him off saying "Hey! He meant saps, not Japs". This scene is missing from the AMC TV version, but is on the WB TV version. There is a scene later, however, not cut out with Larry referencing a "Jap spy" standing somewhere. See more