The Three Stooges : Saved by the Belle (1939)

Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

This especially wacky Three Stooges short was directed by comedian Charley Chase. The boys are traveling salesmen in the South American country of Valeska. The lazy town is only slightly stirred awake by its frequent earthquakes, nevertheless, there is a revolution brewing. The revolutionary leader also happens to run the hotel where the Stooges are staying, and he decides to close the place down. The only problem is that the guys can't pay their bill and they wind up at the police station -- unfortunately, debtors in Valeska are shot. But Curly has been flirting with Rita, another member of the revolutionaries, and she helps the Stooges escape. They are supposed to take a map of the president's mansion to the revolutionaries' headquarters, but they accidentally grab a calendar instead. When they arrive they are horrified to be faced with the hotel owner -- especially when it's revealed that all they have is the calendar. Rita comes through with the map, but the hotel owner wants to shoot them anyway. A timely earthquake enables the boys to escape in a truck. The only problem is that the truck is loaded with explosives. Not surprisingly, it detonates and the Stooges go flying. A swaybacked horse breaks their fall and they gallop off.



earthquake, finances, misunderstanding, revolution, stranded, traveling-salesman