“Hula-La-La” (1951) starring The Three Stooges / Z-View
Director: Hugh McCollum
Writer: Edward Bernds
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Jean Willes, Emile Sitka, Kenneth MacDonald and Heinie Conklin.
Tagline: Oodles of Lulus and Laughs
The boys are dance instructors/choreographers for B.O. Pictures. The company is planning a big blockbuster musical featuring native dancers. Unfortunately the island that B.O. Pictures purchased has natives that don’t dance. So our guys are sent down to teach the islanders how to shake a leg. Unfortunately, nobody realizes the natives are cannibals! Let the fun begin!
Thoughts (beware of spoilers)…
This is the only Stooges’ short directed by Hugh McCollum. He normally worked as a producer and it was thought that his directing style was too restrained for The Three Stooges.
Moe: to Shemp: “You know, for an imbecile, you’ve got some brains.”
Hula-La-La (1951) rates 3 of 5 stars.