Production Information
Three Little Sew and Sews
Studio: Columbia
Short Number: 36
Release Date: January 6, 1939
Running Time: 15:47

“I’m gonna change my socks… what an experience!”

Short Take

The Stooges are tailors in the Navy, and when they can’t get a pass they steal some officers’ uniforms. Curly is mistaken for Admiral Taylor, and the Stooges go to a party where some spies try to get them to show them the Navy’s new top secret submarine. When the real Admiral Taylor shows up, the Stooges pretend not to know him, and decide that they had better make themselves scarce, so they hide out in the submarine, accompanied by the spies!

Cast & Crew

Directed byDel Lord
Produced byJules White
Written byEwart Adamson
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Harry Semels
James C. Morton
Phyllis Barry
Bud Jamison
Vernon Dent
Lew Davis
Ned Glass
CinematographyLucien Ballard
Edited byCharles Nelson

Three Little Sew and Sews Trivia

  • The title Sew and Sew is a play on “so and so,” a softly worded insult for a person one finds unimpressionable.
  • Three Little Sew and Sews is one of several Stooge shorts in which a sofa spring manages to become attached to someone’s backside. This gag was also used in Hoi PolloiAn Ache in Every StakeHugs and Mugs and Have Rocket, Will Travel.
  • Footage of war scenes was later used in Boobs in Arms and They Stooge to Conga.
  • The short is also the fifth of sixteen Stooge shorts with the word “three” in the title.
  • Unlike most Stooge films, Three Little Sew and Sews ends with the trio being killed. This plot device was only used in a handful of their shorts, among them being You Nazty Spy! and Half Shot Shooters.
  • This film was the last to use the song “Listen to the Mockingbird.”

Production Notes

Three Little Sew and Sews was shot from March 21, 1938 to March 24, 1938.