GenreComedy, Short DistributorColumbia Pictures LanguageEnglish
WriterSearle Kramer, Jack White Release dateJanuary 3, 1952 (1952-01-03) GenresShort Film, Comedy, Black-and-white CastShemp Howard (Shemp), Nanette Bordeaux (Fifi), Vivian Mason (Stooge Golddigger), Moe Howard (Moe), Larry Fine (Larry), Vernon Dent (Hotel Manager) Three Stooges Films moviesA Missed Fortune and Listen - Judge are part of the same movie series, A Missed Fortune and Corny Casanovas are part of the same movie series, A Missed Fortune and He Cooked His Goose are part of the same movie series, A Missed Fortune and Loose Loot are part of the same movie series, A Missed Fortune and Pest Man Wins are part of the same movie series
A Missed Fortune is the 137th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1952 starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard). The comedians released 190 short films for the studio between 1934 and 1959.
Shemp wins $50,000 for accidentally guessing the correct make of a car for a radio contest. The boys check in at the Hotel Costa Plente, and quickly spend their winnings. Their suite is furnished with many expensive items, which they systematically destroy. The hotel manager (Vernon Dent) discovers the destruction when he delivers a telegram to the stooges' suite; the telegram reveals that taxes withheld from Shemp's winnings reduce the $50,000 windfall to a minuscule $4.85.
Just then, three attractive gold diggers (Nanette Bordeaux, Vivian Mason, Suzanne Ridgeway), who are also guests at the hotel, connive their way into the boys' room. After twice being accidentally drenched with ice water thrown by the boys, the girls hit the stooges over the head with champagne bottles.