The Three Stooges : So Long, Mr. Chumps (1941)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Farce, Slapstick  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

In the 190 comic shorts that the Three Stooges made for Columbia, they worked at just about every blue-collar job imaginable (that is, when they were gainfully employed). Here they're street cleaners, and not very good ones. But at least they're honest -- when they find an envelope filled with oil bonds in the trash, they return them to their owner, B.O. Davis. The grateful Davis offers them a 5,000-dollar reward if they can find an honest man with executive abilities. The boys' search for an honest man seems to be in vain -- the only one who returns the decoy wallet they leave lying on the sidewalk is a dog. But the dog leads them to a weeping girl who explains that her honest sweetheart has been unfairly jailed. The best way to talk to him, the Stooges figure, is to get arrested themselves. This is easier said than done, as all their antics get other people arrested. Finally, they land in the clink and track down their man, Percy Conroy. With some black paint, they make their prison outfits up like guard uniforms and make their escape. But as they're on their way out, Davis is coming in -- it turns out that he's really a bond swindler. The Stooges wind up back in jail, breaking rocks over Curly's head.



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