“Gents in a Jam” (1952) starring The Three Stooges / Z-View
Gents in a Jam (1952)
Director: Edward Bernds
Writer: Edward Bernds
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Kitty McHugh, Emil Sitka, Danni Sue Nolan, Mickey Simpson and ‘Snub’ Pollard.
Tagline: Head Over Heels and Up To Their Ears in Laughs!
The boys are about to be evicted when they (and their landlord, Mrs. MacGruder) learn that Shemp’s rich uncle is coming for a visit. Mrs. McGruder decides to let them stay since she has eyes on marrying Shemp’s uncle for his money. To complicate matters, the boys’ pretty neighbor, Gertie, comes by to borrow a cup of sugar. Her husband is world-famous for his incredible strength (and his insane jealously of any man around his wife). When Gertie trips, Shemp goes to help her and accidentally rips her dress off! Cue the husband coming down the hall… and let the hijinks begin!
Thoughts (beware of spoilers)…
Gents in a Jam was the final Stooges’ short for both…
- director Edward Bernds. Many consider Bernds to be the best of all the Stooges’ directors. All of the remaining Stooges’ shorts are directed by Jules White and make use of footage from previous Stooges outings.
- and character actor Snub Pollard. Mr. Pollard has over 600 acting credits on his resume dating back to 1913!
Larry to Moe: “How come you give all the orders?” Moe: Because I have all the brains. Any objections?” Larry: “Yeah!” Moe slaps Larry and says, “Objection overruled.”
Gents in a Jam (1952) rates 4 of 5 stars.