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Pardon My Backfire (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 15 August 1953 (USA)
It appears to be an early attempt at 3D with the closeups and effects used.

Director:

Jules White

Writer:

Felix Adler (story & screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)
Benny Rubin ... Charles, Escaped Convict
Frank Sully ... Algernon, Escaped Convict
Phil Arnold ... Shiv, Escaped Convict
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Storyline

The stooges are auto mechanics who need money so they can marry their girls. When some escaped convicts pull into their garage, the boys manage to capture them and use the reward money to marry their sweethearts. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Trivia

The second and last of the 3D Stooges shorts. See more »

Goofs

Obvious wire visible on cake when it is thrown. See more »

Quotes

Moe: Sit down. Eat your dinner like a gentleman.
Shemp: I'll eat, but I'll promise nothing.
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Crazy Credits

Before the opening credits start, the Stooges float towards the screen and say "Hello!" to the viewer and draw their canes at the screen's front. Again, the 2-D version of this is not very convincing. See more »

Soundtracks

Oh! Susanna
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Phonograph record played by Larry
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User Reviews

Funny short
28 July 2001 | by holme-1See all my reviews

This is a pretty funny short, Moe throwing a knife into Shemp's rear is a hoot! The dinner scene was a little funny, but the "musical food" bit was just plain silly. The part in which the stooges are running their auto-mechanic shop is pretty violent for a stooge short. But it was still pretty funny, and the fight at the end was also great. But they could've spared us the cheesy 3-D, at least the 3-D has improved slightly since the first 3-D stooge short, "Spooks". I highly recommend this short to any three stooges fan.

Grade: B+


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De tre træmænd som mekanikere See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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