Production Information
Pardon My Backfire
Studio: Columbia
Short Number: 149
Release Date: August 15, 1953
Running Time: 15:52

“I am going to kill you to death!”

Short Take

The Three Stooges are auto mechanics who need money in order to marry their sweethearts. While working in their auto garage, some escaped convicts pull in with a damaged fender. While the trio is working on the vehicle, they hear a news flash over the radio about some escaped convicts. They put the pieces together and realize that the baddies are right in their garage. The Boys capture the crooks, collect the reward, and marry their sweethearts.

Pardon My Backfire Cast & Crew

Directed byJules White
Produced byJules White
Written byFelix Adler
Jack White
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Benny Rubin
Frank Sully
Phil Arnold
Fred Kelsey
Barbara Bartay
Diana Darrin
Angela Stevens
Ruth Godfrey
Blackie Whiteford
Jules White
CinematographyHenry Freulich
Edited byEdwin H. Bryant

Pardon My Backfire Trivia

  • This is the first of six appearances for Frank Sully
  • This was the last appearance for Fred Kelsey

Production Notes

  • Pardon My Backfire was the second and last short made by Columbia with the Stooges in 3-D, the previous being Spooks! (released June 15)
  • Jules White was planning on making a whole series of 3-D shorts, but with the “3-D Craze” dying out by this time, this was the last of the two released