Production Information
The Sitter Downers
Studio: Columbia
Short Number: 27
Release Date: November 26, 1937
Running Time: 15.34

“Aint’ love grand.” (Curly)

Short Take

The Stooges are in love. After they arrive at their girlfriends’ house they ask them to marry and the girls say yes. But “Papa,” says no, so the Stooges stage a sit-down strike and stay in the house until they get the nation’s sympathy. The father lets them marry, but they face a new problem… building their new do-it-yourself home. The girls refuse to have a honeymoon until the house is finished. The second problem, Curly accidentally burns up the blueprints.

Cast & Crew

Credited Production Crew
Associate Producer Jules White
Directed by Del Lord
Story & Screenplay  Ewart Adamson
Photographer George Meehan
Film Editor Charles Nelson

Credited Cast 
Curly Howard
Larry Fine
Moe Howard

Uncredited Cast
Betty Mack – Dorabell/Corabell
June Gittelson – Corabell/Florabell
Marcia Healy – Florabell/Dorabell
James C. Morton – Mr. Bell
robert McKenzie – sheriff
Jack Long- Justice of the Peace
Bert Young – Truck Driver (SB)


  • Marcia Healy, who plays Dorabell, is Ted Healy’s sister.

Production Notes

  • Filming commenced between May 27 and June 2, 1937.
  • A colorized version of this film was released as part of the 2004 DVD collection entitled “Goofs on the Loose.”