Blunder Boys

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Blunder Boys
Directed byJules White
Produced byJules White
Written byFelix Adler
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Kenneth MacDonald
Benny Rubin
Frank Sully
Barbara Bartay
Angela Stevens
CinematographyRay Cory
Edited byAnthony DiMarco
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • November 3, 1955 (1955-11-03) (U.S.)
Running time
CountryUnited States

Blunder Boys is a 1955 short subject directed by Jules White starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard). It is the 166th entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.

Plot[edit | edit source]

After serving in the army, the Stooges decide to go to college and major in criminology. Graduating with the lowest possible honors, the boys join the police force and are assigned to search for a bandit called the Eel (Benny Rubin) who is going to rob the Biltless Hotel. They go to the hotel, but fail to catch the criminal or retrieve the money he stole. As a result, they are booted off the force and end up as ditch diggers.

Production notes[edit | edit source]

Blunder Boys was the last Stooge film featuring Shemp Howard that was not a remake. In addition, it would also be the last film released during his lifetime; Howard died of a heart attack 19 days after its release.[1] Filming was completed on January 24–26, 1955.[2]

The premise of Blunder Boys is a parody of the television series Dragnet.[1] The ending was also a parody of the company that ran Dragnet, (Mark VII Limited), as Moe stamps the logo, "VII 1/2 The End" on Larry's head similar to how it's done in the logo.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Solomon, Jon. (2002) The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion, p. 464; Comedy III Productions, Inc., ISBN 0-9711868-0-4
  2. Blunder Boys at

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