“A Missed Fortune” (1952) starring The Three Stooges / Z-View

A Missed Fortune (1952)

Director:  Jules White

Writer: Felix Adler, Jack White

Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Vernon Dent and Stanley Blystone.

Tagline: They’re hitting the jackpot in a top hat, white tie and gales of laugher.

The Plot…

When Shemp wins $50,000.00 in a radio contest, the boys decide to live it up.  They check in at the expensive Hotel Costa Plente and begin to live like millionaires.  Meanwhile, three gold-diggers have spotted our guys and plan to make a move.  Get the popcorn, because things are about to get nuts.

Thoughts (beware of spoilers)…

A Missed Fortune is a remake of 1938’s Healthy, Wealthy and Dumb, using a small amount of footage from the original.  They’d probably have used more if Shemp hadn’t replaced Curly.  (Sad to note this is the last Stooges’ short released during Curly’s life.)

A Missed Fortune (1952) rates 3 of 5 stars.