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A Gem of a Jam
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Release Date

December 30, 1943

Directed by

Del Lord

Written by

Del Lord

Produced by

Hugh McCollum

Preceded by

Phony Express

Followed by

Crash Goes the Hash

A Gem of a Jam is the 76th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Cast[]

Plot[]

The Stooges are janitors in a doctor's office working the night shift. The usual antics occur, first with Moe getting an electrical shock down his pants, leading to a cossack dance. Then, Curly gets his head wedged inside a fish bowl, containing a live fish. Though Moe and Larry eventually slide the bowl off, Curly starts to feel the swallowed fish tickling his insides. Moe manages to fish the aquatic critter out of Curly.

Outside, a crook is shot in the arm while trying to make a getaway after a robbery. The crooks bring their hurt leader up to the Stooges, thinking the doctor's office is open for business. The boys play doctor and promptly anesthetize the wounded crook with a rubber mallet. Then, the wounded crook slides off the gurney and out the window while the Stooges' back are turned. As luck would have it, the crook lands right into a police car waiting below at street level. The other crooks flee when they see the Stooges mangle the situation, only to be captured by the policemen.

The trio, meanwhile, take cover in a rather spooky storage area, replete with a huge jack-in-the-box, and a scared night watchman. Curly gets so spooked that he stumbles into a vat of plaster, making him virtually immobile. As a consequence, the poor, ghostly-looking Stooge ends up scaring all involved.

Notes[]

  • When Curly nearly slides out the window, he struck the back of his head on the sill, getting a minor laceration.

Video[]

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The Three Stooges S10E10 A Gem Of A Jam


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