Comedy (1943 – 1945) 69 minutes ~ Black & White
Feature – “If A Body Meets A Body”:
This DVD contains” “If A Body Meets A Body” (1945) 18 minutes Curly learns that he is named in the will of his rich uncle, so the boys head for the uncle’s mansion to attend the reading of the will. They arrive on a dark and stormy night only to find that the lawyer has been murdered and the will and the body have disappeared. All the relatives must stay in the spooky house while the police investigate and the stooges are given the bedroom where the uncle was murdered. After a series of misadventures with a walking skull and the uncle’s body, which keeps turning up in strange places, the stooges unmask the butler and maid as the killers and recover the will. Then they learn that Curly has only been left sixty seven cents. Director: Jules White Writers: Gilbert Pratt (story), Jack White (screenplay) “Three Pests In A Mess” (1945) 15 minutes The stooges are three inventors trying to a get a patent on their preposterous fly catching invention. When they learn they’ll have to catch 100,000 flies to earn enough to get a patent, some crooks overhear and think the boys are the $100,000 sweepstakes winners. When the crooks give chase, the stooges hide in a sporting goods store where Curly shoots a dummy, which they mistake for a real person. The boys decide to bury the “body” in a pet cemetery, but the cemetery owner arrives from a costume party with his partners, all dressed as spooks, and they proceed to scare the devil out of the stooges. Director: Del Lord Writer: Del Lord “Idle Roomers” (1943) 17 minutes The stooges are working as bellboys in a large hotel when a side show promoter shows up with ‘Lupe’, a wild wolfman who promptly escapes. The stooges try to capture the wolfman by playing music to calm him, but music makes the wolfman go berserk and soon the stooges are the ones trying to run away. The boys end up caught in an elevator with the wolfman who shoots them into the sky. Director: Del Lord Writers: Del Lord (story and screenplay), Elwood Ullman (story and screenplay) “Dizzy Pilots” (1943) 17 minutes The stooges are the Wrong brothers, three inventors trying to finish building an airplane they can sell to the army and thereby avoid the draft. When their plane, the “Buzzard”, turns out to be a flop, the boys are drafted into the army where they have trouble with a tough drill sergeant.
Director: Jules White
Writer: Clyde Bruckman (story and screenplay)
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard