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Director  Jules White
Film series  Three Stooges Films
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Country  United States
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Short
Written by  Felix Adler, Jack White
Writer  Felix Adler (story)
Language  English
Tricky Dicks movie poster
Release date  May 7, 1953 (1953-05-07)
Genres  Short Film, Comedy, Black-and-white
Cast  Benny Rubin (Antonio Zucchini Salami Gorgonzola dePizza), Connie Cezon (Slick Chick), Ferris Taylor (Chief of Detectives B.A. Copper), Shemp Howard (Shemp), Moe Howard (Moe), Larry Fine (Larry)
Three Stooges Films movies  Tricky Dicks and Loose Loot are part of the same movie series, Tricky Dicks and Pardon My Backfire are part of the same movie series, Tricky Dicks and Spooks are part of the same movie series, Tricky Dicks and Booty and the Beast are part of the same movie series, Tricky Dicks and He Cooked His Goose are part of the same movie series
Tagline  The Stooges are police detectives involved in solving the murder case of who killed slug Magurk

Tricky Dicks is the 147th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1953 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.

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Plot

The Stooges are detectives who have nearly mastered the game of Gin Rummy. They are frequently interrupted by a very loudly ringing telephone. Shemp brings in the pickpocket Slick Chick (Connie Cezon|Connie Cezan) who manages to talk her way out of the station. Shemp joins the Gin Rummy game before the three of them tangle with a very stubborn filing cabinet.

After nearly finishing the game, the Stooges police chief B. A. Copper (Ferris Taylor) has just about had it with their goofing off, and demands that they find the murderer of Slug McGurk within 24 hours. Right from the start, the trio have Chopper (Phil Arnold), a prisoner who attempts to confess to the crime. Unfortunately, his sesquipedalian confession ("I am the culprit who perpetrated this heinous incident!") confuses the simple-minded Stooges, who insist he is avoiding the question. Frustrated, the Stooges throw Chopper back in a jail cell. Larry kisses a female officer who promptly slaps him.

A pedestrian, (Murray Alper), shows up wanting to talk to them, but is thrown out by an angry Moe, (who has apparently warned him several times before that they were too busy to listen) and warned to get out and stay out.

The next man they bring up is a witness, an organ grinder with a monkey named Antonio Zucchini Salami Gorgonzola dePizza (Benny Rubin). The witness begins to download his information to the Stooges, but his Italian looks do not match the English cockney accent that comes out of his mouth. When Moe asks him what he was doing at the time of the murder, dePizza flees in terror at the thought of blood.

Next, Shemp takes a call regarding a dismissed bootlegging charge, stating "The D.A. says we can't make a case out of 11 bottles" (!). Just when all seems lost Larry returns with Chopper who says he wants to confess to the murder. However, while taking down his confession, the pedestrian shows up again and in fury that Chopper is going to take the credit of the murder, he confess outright that he's the actual killer and pulls out a gun and starts shooting everything in site. The Stooges take cover in their office, as the killer shoots over 60 times without reloading. Everyone is trapped until dePizza's monkey drops several bowling balls on the killer's head, knocking him cold. Shemp, who got shot close-up, look to be unharmed, until he drinks some "Old Panther" alcohol and the liquid leaks out from the bullet-holes on his stomach and Moe and Larry decides to take a shower.

References

Tricky Dicks Wikipedia
Tricky Dicks IMDb Tricky Dicks themoviedb.org


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