Production Information
If a Body Meets a Body
Studio: Columbia
Short Number: 86
Release Date: August 30, 1945
Running Time: 18:07

“Didn’t you once tell me you were born in Oxford?””I don’t remember, I was born awful young”


Short Take

In If a Body Meets a Body, Moe reads in the newspaper that Curly is the missing heir to his rich uncle Bob O. Link’s estate. The Stooges go to the mansion, only to find out that Prof. Bob O. Link didn’t die, he was murdered! And both his body and the will are missing. The Boys have to spend the night in the spooky old house and solve the mystery.

If a Body Meets a Body Cast & Crew

Directed byJules White
Produced byJules White
Written byJack White
Gilbert Pratt
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Theodore Lorch
Fred Kelsey
Joe Palma
Al Thompson
Victor Travers
Dorothy Vernon
CinematographyBenjamin H. Kline
Edited byCharles Hochberg

If a Body Meets a Body Trivia

  • This short is the first film produced after Curly Howard suffered a mild stroke. As a result, his performance includes slurred speech and slower timing
  • If a Body Meets a Body premiered the final version of “Three Blind Mice” as the Stooges’ theme music, an updated, faster version arranged by John Leipold and Nico Grigor

Production Notes

  • The working title was Nearly in the Dough
  • Filming took place from March 9-13, 1945