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Average Rating:     [8.97/10]   19 votes

THREE HAMS ON RYE

The Stooges are small-time actors and stage hands. They're told by by their boss to keep out a notorious drama critic who has been trashing the company's shows. The Stooges disguise themselves so well that Moe and Shemp mistake Larry for the critic, and they whale the tar out of him before discovering their mistake, the critic enters in the meantime. When an errant potholder is accidentally cooked into a cake for the play's climatic scene, the chaos turns the melodrama into a comedy hit!

 


The Stooges' serenade tune "Jane" was written by... Moe, Larry & Shemp. They also sing it in GOLD RAIDERS, and adapt it as "Nora" in SCRAMBLED BRAINS (1951); see The Three Stooges Journal # 96 (Winter 2000).

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Featuring
Moe, Larry and Shemp
Release Date
September 07, 1950
Studio
Columbia
Production Type
Short Subject
Duration
15.75 min.
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Production Notes   (3)
Working Title(s):   HOW HAMMY WAS MY HAMLET
Prod. No.:   4107
Shooting Days:   3 days   From: 1948-12-14   To: 1948-12-16

Stooge Mayhem   (Avg. 6.00)
Face Slaps: 22 Eye Pokes: 1 Head Bonks: 0 Pastry Thrown: 1

Stooge Quotes   (3)
  • "Thou art face to face with a great thesbian lover."
    (Shemp)

  • "That must be Nick Barker.... he's disguised as a black banana."
    (Shemp)

  • "Listen to me spout Shakespeare! A rose by any other name would smell..." "And so do you!"
    (Moe & Larry)


Stooge Goofs   (1)
  • Repeated Action
    After Moe tells Shemp to get the rest of the layers for the cake, Shemp walks up to the oven and right as he takes out the pan, the camera cuts to a close-up of him and he walks up to the ovenand takes out that same pan all over again!


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Re: THREE HAMS ON RYE
Posted 2010-04-16 00:56:27 by Shemp_Diesel
Edited 2014-08-20 13:06:18 by Shemp_Diesel

Great episode; gets better with each viewing. Love Larry getting the hell beat out of him by Moe & Shemp & the coughing up feathers gags....

"There's Nick Barker, he's disguised as a black banana."

9 pokes


Reviewer's Rating: (9)
Re: THREE HAMS ON RYE
Posted 2013-05-07 18:55:50 by Dean Gonga

great short. I love it when Shemp reads the sign..."dang-ga-roos kip-a-wa".


Reviewer's Rating: (8)
RE: THREE HAMS ON RYE (1950)
Posted 2004-01-16 18:06:00 by Justin T
Edited 2006-03-26 18:24:25 by shemps#1
One of my favorite Shemp shorts, this is a definate 4 Poke, lots of great lines in this one and although they reuse the "feathers in cake" gag from UNCIVIL WARRIORS it's funny due to the extra stuff added, esp Shemp and Moe coughing up eggs, whole and cooked! LOL. I've had Three Stooges Collection 5 for years and I enjoy watching this one every time.

Reviewer's Rating: (10)
Re: THREE HAMS ON RYE
Posted 2003-06-14 21:15:00 by Stooge
I finally saw this short unedited tonight, and I have to take back my previous comments about all of Jules White's shorts from 1950 being duds. This is a big exception. A very good and flawless short. Even though the coughing-up-feathers gag was reused from UNCIVIL WARRIORS, it was funnier here, particularly due to funny little bits added in like Moe coughing up a whole egg and Shemp pulling a broiled egg out of his mouth.

Reviewer's Rating: (9)
Re: THREE HAMS ON RYE
Posted 2001-05-20 17:14:00 by B. Bopper
This is a classic short. I thought it was hilarious when the Stooges dress up in the costumes, and when they smash Larry into the wall. B. Bopper - President of The Amalgamed Association of Morons, local 6 & 7/8
Re: THREE HAMS ON RYE
Posted 2001-04-16 23:24:00 by Mike Holme
My 2nd favorite Shemp short! Well done! Excellent performances by all stooges. The ending part with the cake is hilarious!

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