Blunder Boys is a 1955 short subject directed by Jules White starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard). It is the 166th entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.
|Directed by||Jules White|
|Produced by||Jules White|
|Written by||Felix Adler|
|Edited by||Anthony DiMarco|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
After serving in the army, the Stooges decide to go to college and major in criminology. Graduating with the lowest possible honors, the boys join the police force and are assigned to search for a bandit called the Eel (Benny Rubin) who is going to rob the Biltless Hotel. They go to the hotel, but fail to catch the criminal or retrieve the money he stole. As a result, they are booted off the force and end up as ditch diggers.
Blunder Boys was the last Stooge film featuring Shemp Howard that was not a remake. In addition, it would also be the last film released during his lifetime; Howard died of a heart attack 19 days after its release. Filming was completed on January 24–26, 1955.
The premise of Blunder Boys is a parody of the television series Dragnet. The ending was also a parody of the company that ran Dragnet, (Mark VII Limited), as Moe stamps the logo, "VII 1/2 The End" on Larry's head similar to how it's done in the logo.
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