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Flagpole Jitters (1956)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 5 April 1956 (USA)
The stooges are taking care of their invalid friend Mary who is confined to wheelchair. At their jobs in a theater, where they hope to earn money for an operation for Mary, they witness a ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules White

Writers:

Felix Adler (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)
David Bond ... The Great Svengarlic
Vernon Dent ... Insurance Adjuster (archive footage)
Mary Ainslee ... Mary (archive footage)
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Storyline

The stooges are taking care of their invalid friend Mary who is confined to wheelchair. At their jobs in a theater, where they hope to earn money for an operation for Mary, they witness a hypnotist, doing his act. The stooges become subjects for his show and are hypnotized into walking out on a flagpole high above the ground. When they come out of their trance and realize their predicament they fall into a window and foil a robbery in progress thus earning reward money to pay for Mary's operation. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The Three Stooges hit a new high in low-down laughs

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Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1956 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This short contains a heavy amount of footage from Hokus Pokus (1949). See more »

Goofs

During the camera pan from the Svengarlic poster to the door, you can tell there is another panning shot to replace the old footage with the new footage when Svengarlic and the bank robbers come in through the door. See more »

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Edited from Hokus Pokus (1949) See more »

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Terrible remake
17 August 2001 | by holme-1See all my reviews

This is a terrible remake of "Hokus Pokus". Some of the new footage is pointless, and to add on to that, Shemp looks quite ill in the new footage and hardly ever speaks in the new footage. The only funny scene in the new footage is the "who slammed the door" bit. The only thing that saves this one is consistency of new footage.

Grade: D-


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