GenreComedy, Short ProducerHugh McCollum LanguageEnglish
WriterElwood Ullman (story) Release dateJuly 8, 1948 (1948-07-08) GenresShort Film, Comedy, Black-and-white CastShemp Howard (Shemp), Herbert Evans (The Earl), Christine McIntyre (Lorna Doone) Three Stooges Films moviesThe Hot Scots and Scotched in Scotland are part of the same movie series, The Hot Scots and Squareheads of the Round Table are part of the same movie series, The Hot Scots and Fiddlers Three are part of the same movie series, The Hot Scots and Monkey Businessmen are part of the same movie series, The Hot Scots and Crime on Their Hands are part of the same movie series
TaglineTo impress Scotland Yard, amateur detectives Moe, Larry, and Shemp visit Glenheather Castle on the cold Scottish moors to solve a crime.
The Hot Scots is the 108th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1948 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 try to get jobs with Scotland Yard after graduating from a correspondence detective school. They end up as "Yard Men" picking up trash and pruning the hedges. They inadvertently get their chance to crack a case. Dressed in kilts and talking in phony Scottish accents, the Stooges (as McMoe, McLarry, and McShemp) are given the task of guarding the prized possessions of The Earl of Glenheather Castle (Herbert Evans). The castle staff are actually ransacking the castle while the boys sleep there, though they eventually arrest the crooks.
In popular culture
The Hot Scots was one of five Stooge shorts included in a 1995 airing of the TBS Halloween special The Three Stooges Fright Night.