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Crime on Their Hands (1948)

The stooges are janitors working in a newspaper office. When an anonymous caller phones in a tip about the theft a famous diamond, the boys decide to become reporters and go after the ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Bernds

Writers:

Elwood Ullman (story), Elwood Ullman (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
Charles C. Wilson ... J.L. Cameron
Lester Allen ... Runty
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The stooges are janitors working in a newspaper office. When an anonymous caller phones in a tip about the theft a famous diamond, the boys decide to become reporters and go after the crooks. They find the crooks, but Shemp accidentally swallows the diamond which was hidden in a bowl of candy. The crooks 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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The Stooges' funniest monkey business! (Title lobby card).

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Trivia

The final short to feature supporting actor Cy Schindell, who died from cancer shortly after. However, old footage featuring him would turn up in later shorts. See more »

Goofs

After Runty is hit, blood appears on the left side of his mouth but he was hit by Dapper on his right side of his mouth. See more »

Quotes

Gorilla: [to authorites, after Shemp took primary credit for recovery of the diamond] I helped.
Shemp: [embracing his new gorilla friend] My buddy!
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Connections

Edited into Hot Ice (1955) See more »

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Shemp Stooges
1 January 2020 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Larry, Moe, and Shemp are janitors in a newspaper office. The big news story of the day is the stolen Punjab Diamond. The boys are desperate to be reporters. They get an anonymous tip from the editor's phone and the caller is shot. They decide to run with the clue themselves.

Shemp is simply not Curly. It doesn't have the same fun no matter how hard he tries. It's the look. It's his personality. It's his mannerisms. It's impossible to pinpoint. My hat's off to the boys. They try really hard but it is still not enough. Shemp Stooges are the lesser Stooges.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1948 (USA) See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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