Production Information
Knutzy Knights
Studio: Columbia
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!”

Short Take

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 byJules White
Produced byJules White
Written byEdward Bernds
Felix Adler
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Christine McIntyre
Ruth Godfrey
Vernon Dent
Philip Van Zandt
Jock Mahoney
Joe Palma
CinematographyRay Cory
Edited byEdwin H. Bryant

Knutzy Knights Trivia

Production Notes

  • 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