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Average Rating:     [6.07/10]   18 votes


Telling their sons a bedtime story, the Stooges weave a tall tale of themselves as moving men sent to a spooky old mansion on a rainy night to move some old furniture, including a suit of armor. The armor objects to leaving, however, as it is inhabited by the spirit of Sir Tom. Vowing to kill the Stooges if they try to remove him, the boys are soon on the run from the sword-wielding Tom.

A remake, with stock footage, of THE GHOST TALKS (1949).

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Moe, Larry and Shemp
Release Date
February 02, 1956
Production Type
Short Subject
15.67 min.
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Production Notes   (3)
Working Title(s):   THREE BRAVE COWARDS
Prod. No.:   4237
Shooting Days:   1 days   From: 1955-05-16   To: 1955-05-16

Stooge Mayhem   (Avg. 2.50)
Face Slaps: 9 Eye Pokes: 1 Head Bonks: 0 Pastry Thrown: 0

Stooge Quotes   (1)
  • "Killings and murders, I want!"

Stooge Goofs   (4)
  • Different Armor
    The suit of armor used in the new footage looks rather different. The grates in the helmet are smaller and the "nose" is more pointed.

  • Dubbed-In Lines
    After Larry says â€Å"It was a dandylion”, the camera goes over to the Stooges' sons and you can hear Baby Shemp say â€Å"Oh no!” and Baby Larry say â€Å"Phooey!”, but neither of their mouthsare moving.

  • Moe Used to Be Chinese?
    When Moe drops his nickel into the suit of armor, his dialogue "Boy, you're really a friendly spirit" is noticeably overdubbed. It was overdubbed to correct a mistake made when that scene was originally shot for THE GHOST TALKS (1949), and Moe said "Boy, you're really a friendry spirit."

  • Smoking or Not?
    When Sir Tom is beginning to tell his story, the Stooges are smoking while they are listening, but in the next shot which is reused footage from THE GHOST TALKS, they aren't smoking anymore.

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Posted 2015-04-14 19:57:08 by Naztyspy217

An improvement over The Ghost Talks, tightening the original's rambling plot and adding in a couple of very amusing segments of the Stooges as their own babies. No classic, but a unique novelty as one of the very few remakes that is better than the original.

Reviewer's Rating: (6)
Posted 2013-06-08 09:19:29 by Shemp_Diesel

Very light on new footage, and the new footage itself isn't anything to write home about. The Ghost Talks was no masterpiece, but I'll take it every day of the week over Creeps.

Reviewer's Rating: (3)
Posted 2010-06-02 15:23:33 by falsealarms
At best, this is a lackluster remake of a lackluster short. THE GHOST TALKS was one of the slowest moving Stooge shorts and this remake, which is light on new footage, doesn't do anything to help it.

Reviewer's Rating: (4)
Posted 2009-05-16 00:08:23 by MR77100
A rather weak remake; the only new footage is the wrap-around with the stooges as their own children and a new scene with the armor wielding a sword. The suit of armor in the new footage looks rather different as well. There is just too much excess stock footage in this to give it more than 2 pokes. I prefer the original.
Posted 2008-11-15 10:24:23 by Lefty
Not to nitwit -- uh, nitpick -- but Lady Godiva was played by Nancy Saunders ("Maggie" in "I'm a Monkey's Uncle" and "Stone Age Romeos") as opposed to Virginia Hunter ("Aggie" in both of those shows -- or thows shose). And having seen both "Creeps" and "The Ghost Talks" in the past few months on our local channel, I'd give a slight edge to the earlier version.
Posted 2008-11-08 23:47:31 by The 4th Stooge
I found this one a tad better than The Ghost Talks, but only because of one reason: How many Quaaludes had Virginia Hunter taken when she rode in as Lady Godiva?! Look at her performances in "Sing a Song of Six Pants", and compare it to this. Yikes!3.5 pokes

Reviewer's Rating: (9)
Posted 2001-08-09 18:27:00 by Stooge
Edited 2008-06-16 08:40:40 by Stooge
A remake of a short I don't like much in the first place. This wasn't any worse than THE GHOST TALKS, but not any better either. The wrap-around scenes with the Stooges telling their children (played by the Stooges, like in SELF MADE MAIDS) a bedtime story was okay, I guess.

Reviewer's Rating: (4)
Posted 2002-04-12 09:08:00 by black banana
Edited 2002-04-12 09:10:00 by black banana
Not a bad reworking of THE GHOST TALKS...2 1/2 POKESThe new beginning and ending scenes with the Stooges as childrenare good, and a scene with Sir Tom using a sword is added.The Lady Godiva segment is removed.All these postings lately about these remakes inspired me to go backand watch some of them. The STOOGE CHALLENGE also led me towatch certain shorts, some of which I hadn't seen in years.
Posted 2002-04-02 19:41:00 by Mike Holme
A weak remake, despite the fact that the "killings and moidas" part with the stooge babies and the ending in the new footage were funny, its a wrap-around of old footage and new footage turns out scarce.1 1/2 pokes
Posted 2001-06-01 01:36:00 by Mike Holme
I thought this was one of the weakest remakes because new footage is quite scarce. Plus, the scene with the gullitine was funny, but it was used better in "Dizzy Detectives". Oh well, at least they took out the part in which Lady Godiva comes. I did like the beginning scenes with the stooges and their kids and I also enjoyed the scene in which Sir Tom gets angry and tries to kill the stooges with some funny results, but the ending was so predictable and was originally used in "Nertsery Rhymes". *1/2 Mike Holme

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