Production Information
Title: Musty MusketeersStudio: ColumbiaShort Number: 154
Release Date: May 13, 1954
Running Time: 15:55

“Thou art the matzohead!”

Short Take

In Musty Muskateers, The Three Stooges wish to marry their sweethearts, but are forbidden by Old King Cole (Vernon Dent) until Princess Alisha (Virginia Hunter) weds Prince Gallant III of Rhododendron “when the flowers bloom in the Spring.” Unfortunately, evil magician Murgatroyd (Philip Van Zandt) has his own plans to marry Alisha, and promptly abducts her. The Stooges do their best to foil his plot.

Musty Musketeers Cast & Crew

Directed byJules White
Produced byJules White
Written byFelix Adler
Jack White
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Vernon Dent
Virginia Hunter
Philip Van Zandt
Heinie Conklin
Diana Darrin
Sherry O’Neil
Joe Palma
Wanda Perry
Norma Randall
Ruth White
CinematographyGert Andersen
Edited byEdwin H. Bryant

Musty Musketeers Trivia

  • This was the last of Vernon Dent’s Stooge roles, as he went blind shortly after this film.
  • The Boys use the convention of rhyming their girlfriend’s names which is used in a dozen other Stooge film shorts.
  • A routine not so often used that is in this short is accidentally punching oneself in the chin. When a Stooge or supporting character is watching others fight, he cheers them on and makes mock punching motions with his arm, but he accidentally punches himself in the chin. Also used in Calling All Curs.

Production Notes

Musty Musketeers is a remake of 1948’s Fiddlers Three, using ample recycled footage.