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Average Rating:     [8.25/10]   19 votes

HUGS AND MUGS

After a prison stretch for jewel robbery, three beautiful women search for a pearl necklace the police never found. Unfortunately for them, the warehouse where they hid it sold the pearls for back storage fees to three furniture repairman, Moe, Larry & Shemp. The girls follow the Stooges to their shop, and pretend to flirt with them as a distraction, so they can search the shop for the necklace. But the molls' gangster ex-boyfriends are hot on their trail, and slapstick mayhem ensues when the Stooges come to the girls' defense.


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Featuring
Moe, Larry and Shemp
Release Date
February 02, 1950
Studio
Columbia
Production Type
Short Subject
Duration
16 min.
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Production Notes   (2)
Prod. No.:   4115
Shooting Days:   3 days   From: 1949-02-15   To: 1949-02-17

Stooge Mayhem   (Avg. 5.50)
Face Slaps: 17 Eye Pokes: 4 Head Bonks: 1 Pastry Thrown: 0

Stooge Quotes   (3)
  • "Somebody's roastin' a ham. Whooaah, it's me!"
    (Shemp)

  • "Aww, gee... what if my scout master walked in and caught me?"
    (Shemp)

  • "I've been asked to get married lots o'times." "Who asked you?" "My father and mother."
    (Shemp & Larry)


Stooge Goofs   (4)
  • Delayed Sound Effect
    After Mugsy punches his fist into the cage covering Shemp's head, the crunching sound effects come in too late.

  • Larry's Eye
    When Moe tries to hit Larry on the head with scissors, he unintentionally hits Larry's eye instead. Then a few seconds later when Moe grabs Shemp by the hair, Shemp raises his hand and his finger accidentally hits Larry in the same eye.

  • Messy or Neat Hair?
    After Christine McIntyre's character crunches Moe's foot, Shemp walks up to her and his hair is messy, but in the next shot, his hair is suddenly neat.

  • Who's Who?
    Early on, the girls are hiding from "Red and the gang." Joe Palma plays the head of the gang, and his henchman call him "Lefty" when they meet on the street. But in the furniture shop, the girls call Palma "Muggsy."


Stooge Routines   (2)

Stooge Trivia   (1)
  • The only short not to be filmed inside the Columbia studios. It was actually shot at Darmour Studios.
    Added by on 2010-11-25 02:38:40
    Status: False
    Team Stooge Comments: Other post-1945 shorts fall into this category.

    It was common practice for Columbia's shorts unit to lease soundstage space at other studios, particularly along "Poverty Row" and independents, once the original Columbia Gower Gulch stages were demolished in the mid-1940s. A couple examples include RHYTHM AND WEEP (1946), whose rooftop sequence was filmed at Monogram Studios, and MALICE IN THE PALACE (1949) filmed entirely at Darmour Studios.



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Fan Reviews   (6)
Re: HUGS AND MUGS
Posted 2001-12-04 09:00:00 by Shemp_Diesel
Edited 2014-12-25 10:25:58 by Shemp_Diesel

I thought this episode was average at best. There were some dull spots that didn't play well but most of the slapstick was good (Moe seemingly tries to gouge through Shemp's eyes in one scene). Other highlights include Shemp doing the old "spring in the couch" bit, Shemp in the haybox roasting the crooks behinds with the hot iron, and the end when the girls go honest. Christine has a great line when she says to Moe "You know, you're not much to look at, but baby I go for you".

6 pokes


Reviewer's Rating: (6)
Re: HUGS AND MUGS
Posted 2002-05-22 05:05:00 by Mike Holme
Edited 2006-03-26 18:11:21 by shemps#1
Good, but not great. This short is slow and dull in some parts but the ending fight was hilarious, and so was the beginning scene in which the stooges are beating up on each other. 3 pokes
Re: HUGS AND MUGS
Posted 2002-05-21 07:50:00 by black banana
Three beautiful dames (including Christine McIntyre and NanetteBordeaux) get out of jail and head for the pawn shop where they left a valuable stolen pearl necklace. The pawn shop owner (Emil Stika) tells the girls that the necklace was sold to the Three Stooges,who have no idea of its' value. The three women flirt with the Stoogesin an effort to find the beads. Nanette Bordeaux to Shemp: "Casanova...You are too beautiful to be true!" After Moe finally hands the beads overto the girls, three gangsters suddenly come in and try to take the pearls.After a prolonged battle in a large box stuffed with upholstery material,the Stooges use a hot iron to punish the gangsters and give the beadsto the girls, who claim they will give them to the rightful owners.Highlight of this short is a fine performance by Christine McIntyre.3 pokes - Nick Barker and his assistantp.s. Just saw Spider-Man and Attack of the Clones...slight edge goes To Spider-Man in spite of Star Wars amazing visuals.
Re: HUGS AND MUGS
Posted 2001-10-29 14:30:00 by metaldams
I got this short now, and I am going to be the first one here to praise it. For one, I think the lady team of Christine McIntyre, Nannette Bordeaux, and Kathleen O' Malley worked very well together. I know they appeared together in some other non Stooge Columbia shorts as well, (not as stars). I really like the way they sucker in the boys with their good looks and charm. They do an excellent job. The boys are also funny reacting to them. I think this is a great short.

Reviewer's Rating: (10)
Re: HUGS AND MUGS
Posted 2001-08-09 01:26:00 by Stooge
I only have the edited version of this on tape which lasts about 12 minutes, but from what I’ve seen, pretty boring. ‘Jules White’s Worst Hits’ from 1950 continue. Knuckleheads Beware!
Re: HUGS AND MUGS
Posted 2001-07-01 04:28:00 by B. Bopper
A funny short, although somewhat dull in some parts. Almost a Shemp classic. (Review of the complete version) B. Bopper - President of The Amalgamed Association of Morons, local 6 & 7/8

Reviewer's Rating: (9)

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