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Hot Ice (1955)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 6 October 1955 (USA)
The stooges apply for job as 'Yard Men' at Scotland Yard, thinking they'll become detectives, but instead wind up as gardeners. When they accidentally see a memo about the theft a famous ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules White

Writers:

Elwood Ullman (story), Jack White (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Kenneth MacDonald ... Dapper Malone
Christine McIntyre ... Bea (archive footage)
Barbara Bartay Barbara Bartay ... English Woman at Café
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Storyline

The stooges apply for job as 'Yard Men' at Scotland Yard, thinking they'll become detectives, but instead wind up as gardeners. When they accidentally see a memo about the theft a famous diamond, the boys decide to go after the crooks. They find the crooks, but Shemp accidentally swallows the diamond which was hidden in a bowl of candy. The bad guys want to cut the diamond out, but the boys foil them with the help of a friendly gorilla. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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All tangled up with a girl-crook and a lady-gorilla

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Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1955 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scotland Yard scene is lifted from "The Hot Scots". The rest of this short mostly consists of footage from "Crime on Their Hands". See more »

Goofs

The inter-cut old/new footage of Shemp does not blend. Old footage has him dressed neatly, with a nicely knotted tie, and buttoned vest and suit jacket. New footage has the tie loosely knotted, and vest and jacket unbuttoned; he is about 20 lbs. heavier. See more »

Connections

Edited from Crime on Their Hands (1948) See more »

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Vindication for Joe!
22 December 2006 | by ftgplus4See all my reviews

If anyone thinks the quality of 3 Stooges shorts took an immediate nose dive when Joe Besser joined the team, they haven't spent enough time with some of the later Shemp-era shorts. For the most part, it's not that these are inherently bad -- it's that they're cheap reworkings, with much reused footage, of other (generally better) Shemp shorts from just a few years before.

This is a badly edited, badly dubbed reworking of the far superior "Crime On Their Hands", with some footage also taken from "Hot Scots". There is some newly shot footage which tries to bridge the occasional gap. For the most part it succeeds, even adding one fairly funny part (taking stuff out of the woman's purse), but it includes some of the tendency toward lame explanatory dialog that would later help bring down many Besser-era shorts. And the new ending is one of the most unpleasant in Stooge history. (Additionally, note that the new footage causes one really obvious jump cut in which Shemp's jacket abruptly goes from unbuttoned to buttoned.)

Skip this one in favor of "Crime On Their Hands", or at least see that one first.


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