GenreComedy, Short ProducerHugh McCollum Duration CountryUnited States
WriterClyde Bruckman (story) Release dateMarch 6, 1947 CastShemp Howard (Shemp), Larry Fine (Larry), Moe Howard (Moe), Claire Carleton (Kitty), Dick Wessel (Chopper Kane) Similar moviesPacific Rim, Feast, Paperman, The Artist, Hic-cup Pup, Mickey and the Seal
TaglineFight Managers Moe, Larry and Shemp are in a jam a local gangster has bet all his money that their champ will lose. This short marks the return of Shemp. Remade in
Fright Night is the 98th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1947 starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard, in his first starring role after returning to the act). The comedians released 190 short films for the studio between 1934 and 1959.
Sammy stein in fright night 1947 with the three stooges
The Stooges are managers of a beefy boxer named Chopper Kane (Dick Wessel), and they bet their bank roll on his next fight. When a gangster (Tiny Brauer) tells them to have Chopper lose (as he has a lot of money bet on his opponent Gorilla Watson) or they will lose their lives, the boys decide to play along. They try to soften Chopper up by feeding him rich food and having him spend time with their friend Kitty (Claire Carleton). The fight gets canceled when Kitty dumps Chopper for Gorilla and, in a fluke accident, Gorilla gets entangled with Moe and breaks his hand against a wall. The Stooges think they have put one over on the gangsters, only to have the bad guys corner them in a deserted warehouse. Instead of being rubbed out, the boys capture the crooks and get a reward.