Production Information
Rip, Sew and Stitch
Studio: Columbia
Short Number: 150
Release Date: September 3, 1953
Running Time: 16:32

“I ought-a razor-blade you!”

Short Take

The Stooges operate a tailor shop that is about to be repossessed by the Skin and Flint Finance Corporation. When the boys hear about a big reward for fugitive bank robber Terry “Slippery Fingered” Hargan (Harold Brauer), they think that catching him might end their financial woes. Hargan conveniently ducks into their shop and leaves a suit jacket with a safe combination in its pocket.

After quietly sneaking back into the shop while The Stooges are elsewhere searching for clues, Hargan snatches a handful of suit jackets in hopes of retrieving the combination. He then later returns with his henchmen, and a wild melee follows. The Stooges end up getting the reward to pay off their debts and, with a stroke of luck, wind up with the crook’s bankroll as well.

Rip, Sew and Stitch Cast & Crew

Directed byJules White
Produced byJules White
Written byFelix Adler
Jack White
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Vernon Dent
Cy Schindell
Harold Brauer
CinematographyRay Cory
Edited byEdwin Bryant

Rip, Sew and Stitch Trivia

  • Rip, Sew and Stitch is a remake of 1947’s Sing a Song of Six Pants, using ample stock footage
  • A double is used for Harold Brauer in the new footage

Production Notes

  • The working title was A Pressing Affair