A reworking of Laurel & Hardy's feature OUR RELATIONS (1936). Felix Adler provided the screenplay for both films.
For the final group shot, the Stooges were each placed behind a marker. Director Jules White thought Larry was behind the wrong marker. Larry said he was right and saved the studio money for this critical process shot.
Costar Diana Darrin ('Jane') was interviewed at the 2006 Fan Club Meeting in Fort Washington PA. Her interview appears in The Three Stooges Journal # 118 (Summer 2006). Ms. Darrin was also a guest of the 1993 Three Stooges Convention in Philadelphia; see Journal # 67 (Fall 1993).
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|Working Title(s):||A Merry Marriage Mix-Up|
|Shooting Days:||3 days|
|Face Slaps: 21||Eye Pokes: 3||Head Bonks: 1||Pastry Thrown: 0|
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This is one of the better Joe Besser shorts. The screenplay is actually pretty funny, and the boys are pretty good. Don't expect a classic but it is watchable for what it is, and sometimes funny.
2.5 out of 4 from me.
If this can be described as "overrated," then I'd say that's only because the humor sags during the rather sappy "reunion" scene. Otherwise this is a lot of fun to watch. Whether this is the best Besser short is debatable, but to me it stands out as an example of Joe being well integrated into the team. Those who wrote later shorts with Joe should have been required to study "Merry" as an example of how to make use of him.
Contains a good candidate for best Besser-as-Stooge moment: "I like to watch women fight over me." (Makes primping motion with nonexistent hair.)
In only his third Stooge short, Besser takes: a head bop from Moe, five slaps from women (four in quick succession!), a plate broken on the head, and at least four whacks with a purse.
Kind of creepy to realize that Nanette Bordeaux was dead several months before this was released, though. That must have happened right after this was filmed.
This is the Best Besser short. It may get a little confusing, but I don't care. You gotta love the part where one set of triplets gets triple-slapped twice by one of the girls! She slaps them one way, then the other! The guy that played the waiter was pretty funny too.ISLIPP- you TRIPP. Ã‚©2001Ã‚
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