GenreComedy, Short EditorHarold White LanguageEnglish
WriterFelix Adler, Jack White Release dateApril 5, 1956 GenresShort Film, Comedy, Black-and-white CastLarry Fine (Larry), Shemp Howard (Shemp), David Bond (The Great Svengarlic), Vernon Dent (Insurance Adjustor), Mary Ainslee (Mary) Three Stooges Films moviesFlagpole Jitters and Hokus Pokus are part of the same movie series, Flagpole Jitters and For Crimin Out Loud are part of the same movie series, Flagpole Jitters and Rumpus in the Harem are part of the same movie series, Flagpole Jitters and Of Cash and Hash are part of the same movie series, Flagpole Jitters and Husbands Beware are part of the same movie series
TaglineThe Stooges are hypnotized by the Great Svengarlic.
Flagpole Jitters is the 169th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1956 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.
The Stooges are three paperhangers who also look after invalid Mary, who uses a wheelchair. While working, they are taken by one poster that advertises a great[hypnotist, Svengarlic ("He'll steal your breath away!" the poster announces). The Stooges want the hypnotist to work his magic on Mary so that she can walk again, but Svengarlic is more interested in winning an audience to create a diversion by hypnotizing the Stooges.
While the audience watches the Stooges dance on an overhead flagpole, Svengarlic's henchmen are in the process of robbing a bank. But a distracted bicyclist knocks Svengarlic over and the Stooges are abruptly awakened. They immediately panic when they see where they are, then the flagpole breaks, sending them flying through the open window of the bank being robbed, thwarting the theft.