Production Information
Stone Age Romeos
Studio: Columbia
Short Number: 163
Release Date: June 2, 1955
Running Time: 15:48

“To verify our theory would require the services of explorers who are indeed intrepid!” “That’s us! We’re decrepit!”

Short Take

In Stone Age Romeos, The Three Stooges hope to collect a reward by proving to museum curator B. Bopper (Emil Sitka) that cavemen indeed still exist. They embark on an expedition with a 16mm camera in hand, ready to film whatever they find. Eventually, The Stooges return to Bopper with a film showing three cavemen living in the prehistoric age. The film illustrates the three tending to their daily chores, consisting of mixing milk, hunting fish, and gathering eggs. The film also shows the three cavemen defending their women from other fellow cavemen. Bopper is ecstatic and is preparing to cut The Boys a check. However, Bopper overhears the sneaky Stooges talking about how the film was a hoax, as they played the cavemen themselves. The curator is furious, and promptly shoots the three frauds in their derrieres, before shooting himself in the foot.

Stone Age Romeos Cast & Crew

Directed byJules White
Produced byJules White
Written byZion Myers
Felix Adler
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Emil Sitka
Dee Green
Virginia Hunter
Nancy Saunders
Joe Palma
Cy Schindell
Heinie Conklin
CinematographyIra Morgan
Edited byPaul Borofsky

Stone Age Romeos Trivia

  • The working title was Caved in Caveman
  • This is the second consecutive refurbishing of a Zion Myers script
  • Stock footage for the caveman scene is pulled from 1948’s I’m A Monkey’s Uncle

Production Notes

  • New footage was filmed on August 26, 1954