The Three Stooges : Restless Knights (1935)

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

This comedy short puts The Three Stooges into a medieval setting and opens with a cameo from Walter Brennan as the boys' old father. It turns out that the Stooges are the progeny of a chambermaid to the King of Anesthesia, and they head to court to offer their services to the young Queen (Geneva Mitchell). But there is intrigue afoot at the court -- the Prime Minister is plotting to take over Anesthesia's rule. While the Stooges show their prowess (or lack thereof) at wrestling, the Queen is spirited away. For letting the Queen be kidnapped, the boys are sentenced to be executed, but they manage to escape when their enemies are distracted by the silhouette of a pretty girl undressing in a window. The Stooges find the Queen in the wine cellar and knock out her captors one by one. They also knock out the Queen and each other. While this isn't one of the Stooges' best shorts -- their period pieces were rarely as good as those that took place in the present -- it does have one of the best lines. The dying Brennan tells the Stooges their noble titles: Larry is the Duke of Durham, Moe is the Count of Fife and Curly is "Baron of Graymatter."