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Fright Night
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Release Date

March 6, 1947

Directed by

Edward Bernds

Written by

Clyde Bruckman

Produced by

Hugh McCollum

Preceded by

Half-Wits Holiday

Followed by

Out West

Fright Night is the 98th 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 managers of a beefy boxer named Chopper Kane, and they bet their bank roll on his next fight. When a gangster tells them to have Chopper lose or they will lose their lives, the boys decide to play along. They try to soften Chopper up by feeding him rich food and having him spend time with their friend Kitty. The fight gets canceled when Kitty dumps Chopper for his opponent and the two boxers engage in some pre-match fisticuffs that result in a broken hand for the opponent. The Stooges think they have put one over on the gangsters, only to have the bad guys corner them in a deserted warehouse. Instead of being rubbed out, the boys capture the crooks and get a reward.

Notes[]

  • This is the first episode Shemp appeared in, after Curly in Half-Wits Holiday. Shemp took Curly's place due of Curly having a stroke and retirement.
  • Fright Night marked the return of Shemp Howard to the Stooges. It had been 14 years since he had worked with brother Moe Howard and partner Larry Fine. Critics have noted how naturally Shemp picked up where he had left, falling into the Stooge routines almost effortlessly. Shemp agreed to rejoin the act until brother Curly Howard recovered enough to return to the Stooges (he never did).

Video[]

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The Three Stooges S14E02 Fright Night


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