“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.
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.