Production Information
Title: Shivering SherlocksStudio: ColumbiaShort Number: 104
Release Date: January 18, 1948
Running Time: 17:17

“They’re gonna go to work and like it. And if it’s absolutely necessary, I’ll go to work too.”

Short Take

Vagrants Moe, Larry & Shemp are suspected in an armored car robbery. Gladys Harmon vouches for the Stooges’ claim that they work at her Elite Cafe diner, and then gives them jobs at same. Gladys receives an offer on her family’s old estate, and believing that she might be gypped, the Stooges accompany her to “look the joint over.” Hiding out at the old mansion are the real armored car robbers, and Gladys and the Stooges are soon on the run from the crooks and their knife-wielding henchman Angel.

Cast & Crew

Directed byDel Lord
Produced byHugh McCollum
Written byDel Lord
Elwood Ullman
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Vernon Dent
Christine McIntyre
Kenneth MacDonald
Frank Lackteen
Duke York
Stanley Blystone
Cy Schindell
Joe Palma
CinematographyAllen G. Siegler
Edited byHenry DeMond

Shivering Sherlocks Trivia 

  • The diner scene in the movie was taken from Busy BuddiesShivering Sherlocks was remade in 1955 as Of Cash and Hash, using ample stock footage.
  • This was the final Stooge film directed by long-time Stooge director Del Lord, as well as the only Stooge short he directed with Shemp Howard as a member of the team.
  • This entry features a recurring gag of “Man Vs. Soup,” wherein one of the Stooges is about to eat a soup that, at first unbeknownst to them, contains a live bivalve that continually eats the crackers the Stooge drops in it, and a battle between the two parties ensues. In 1941’s Dutiful But Dumb, Curly tries to defeat a stubborn oyster; in Shivering Sherlocks, Moe is having problems with clam chowder. Larry would recreate the routine in 1954’s Income Tax Sappy.

Production Notes

  • Shivering Sherlocks filmed from March 25, 1947, to March 28, 1947.