Title: Knutzy Knights
Short Number: 156
Release Date: September 2, 1954
Running Time: 15:22
“We’ll have her splittin’ her sides.””East side, West side, front side and back again!”
The Stooges are troubadours sent to cheer up the brokenhearted Princess Elaine (Christine McIntyre). Her father, the King, (Vernon Dent) has pledged her hand in marriage to the Black Prince (Philip Van Zandt), but she loves Cedric, the local blacksmith (Jock Mahoney).
The Stooges try to intervene for Cedric by serenading Elaine (they sing a variation on the Sextette from “Lucia di Lammermoor“, with lyrics telling Elaine that Cedric is present and warning of the Black Prince’s plot). They are captured by the King’s guards and condemned to be beheaded. Eventually, the King realizes the plot and jails the Black Prince and his fellow plotter. Elaine is allowed to marry Cedric, and they all live happily ever after.
Knutzy Knights Cast & Crew
|Directed by||Jules White|
|Produced by||Jules White|
|Written by||Edward Bernds|
Philip Van Zandt
|Edited by||Edwin H. Bryant|
Knutzy Knights Trivia
- This was the last Stooge short to feature new footage of Vernon Dent, who was losing his eyesight and had to retire
- Dent appeared in six more Stooge films after Knutzy Knights, via recycled footage: Of Cash and Hash, Bedlam in Paradise, Flagpole Jitters, Rumpus in the Harem, Hot Stuff and Guns a Poppin!
- Knutzy Knights is a remake of Squareheads of the Round Table, using ample footage from the original 1948 film
- Joe Palma has three roles in this short because of his appearance in the recycled footage from Squareheads of the Round Table