Production Information
In the Sweet Pie and Pie
Studio: Columbia
Short Number: 58
Release Date: October 16, 1941
Running Time: 17:25

“I’m too young to die… too young and too handsome… uuunnnggghhh! Well, I’m too young.”

Short Take

Three rich heiresses must marry before midnight to collect their inheritance. However, their Navy fiancees have to ship out to Hawaii. Their lawyer arranges for them to marry three convicts about to be hanged – Moe, Larry and Curly! Unfortunately (for the girls), The Stooges are freed when the real killers are caught.

Mortified, the girls try to think up an excuse to divorce their new husbands and decide to force them to become society gentlemen. However, The Stooges realize what their wives are up to and decide they need to succeed so their wives cannot throw them out. After enrolling in an ill-fated dance lesson, and after finding them to be more accommodating to entering society, the girls turn to their lawyer again for help. Diggins suggests that the girls throw a formal party, hoping The Stooges will make a shambles of the evening. They do and Diggins bribes the butler to hit Moe with a large cake to make it look like Moe was guilty.

However, his plans doesn’t go according to plan as the girls’ society friends sympathize with Moe and blame the butler for setting him up. The evening ends with the Stooges first genuine pie fight. Diggins chastises the boys for their social ineptness and threatens to annul their marriages at once. However, the girls have had enough of Diggins and decides to keep the Stooges as their husbands. They, along with the Stooges and the other guests in attendance, strike back at Diggin by covering him in pie from head to toe.

In the Sweet Pie and Pie Cast & Crew

Directed byJules White
Produced byJules White
Written byEwart Adamson
Clyde Bruckman
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Dorothy Appleby
Mary Ainslee
Ethelreda Leopold
Richard Fiske
Vernon Dent
Symona Boniface
Eddie Laughton
John Tyrrell
Geneva Mitchell
CinematographyGeorge Meehan
Edited byJerome Thoms

In the Sweet Pie and Pie Trivia

  • This is the last appearance of supporting actor Richard Fiske, who was killed in the war in France in 1944
  • The title In the Sweet Pie and Pie is a play on the old song, “In the Sweet By and By
  • The names of the sisters, Tiska, Taska, and Baska, were a play on the song, “A-Tisket, A-Tasket

Production Notes

  • Filming occurred between April 30-May 3, 1941
  • The dancing lesson sequence was recycled from Hoi Polloi