Production Information
Title: The Hot ScotsStudio: ColumbiaShort Number: 108
Release Date: July 8, 1948
Running Time: 17:16

“He’s from southern Scotland… below the MacMason-MacDixon Line.”

Short Take

The Stooges try to get jobs with Scotland Yard after graduating from a correspondence detective school. However, they end up as “Yard Men” picking up trash and pruning the hedges. They inadvertently get their chance to crack a case.

Dressed in kilts and talking in phony Scottish accents, The Stooges (as McMoe, McLarry, and McShemp) are given the task of guarding the prized possessions of The Earl of Glenheather Castle (Herbert Evans). Meanwhile, the castle staff are ransacking the castle while The Boys sleep. Eventually, through their usual antics, they arrest the crooks.

The Hot Scots Cast & Crew

Directed byEdward Bernds
Produced byHugh McCollum
Written byElwood Ullman
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Christine McIntyre
Herbert Evans
Charles Knight
Ted Lorch
Clive Morgan
James Logan
CinematographyAllen G. Siegler
Edited byHenry DeMond

The Hot Scots Trivia

  • The Hot Scots was one of five Stooge shorts included in a 1995 airing of the TBS Halloween special The Three Stooges Fright Night
  • Christine McIntyre’s character name (Lorna Doone) is a reference to the Nabisco shortbread cookies of the same name when she offers cookies to Moe

Production Notes