Production Information
Title: Three Loan WolvesStudio: ColumbiaShort Number: 93
Release Date: July 4, 1946
Running Time: 16:40

“Quiet little angel. Quiet, quiet little darling, quiet… or I’ll break your neck!”

Short Take

Told in flashback, The Stooges tell their son (Jackie Jackson) how he came to have three fathers. The Stooges, owners of a pawn shop, owe money to the Gashouse Protection Society, a bunch of loan sharks. When one of the mobsters comes to their shop to demand money, The Stooges deal with him in their typical Stooge fashion. To complicate matters, a lady (Beverly Warren) leaves a baby in the shop as part of a plan to sell a phony diamond and the Stooges wind up caring for the kid. The lady left the kid there at the suggestion of the mobster The Stooges had just thrown out.

The Stooges have no idea how to take care of the kid. Very Quickly, his crying gets on Moe’s nerves, and their attempts to stop the kid only end up with Curly giving the baby a gun as a pacifier. Curly assures Moe the gun isn’t loaded only to have it fire when he tries to show it is not loaded. The bullet causes a hanging lamp to fall and hit Moe in the head. The baby only stops crying when Curly makes an improvised bottle of milk.

Later, the same mobster shows up with some of his goons to get the money. The trio manages to defeat the crooks and when they finish telling the story, the kid goes off to find his real mother. Moe and Curly blame Larry for the entire mess and decide to punish him.

Three Loan Wolves Cast & Crew

Directed byJules White
Produced byJules White
Written byFelix Adler
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Beverly Warren
Harold Brauer
Jackie Jackson
Joe Palma
Wally Rose
CinematographyGeorge F. Kelley
Edited byEdwin H. Bryant

Three Loan Wolves Trivia

  • This is the eleventh of sixteen Stooge shorts with the word “three” in the title
  • By this time, Curly’s post-stroke condition had become more noticeable and Jules White decided to give most of his lines to Larry

Production Notes

  • Filming took place February 27-March 2, 1946
  • Danny Craig was Curly’s stand in, Eli Schmuckler was Larry’s stand in, and Dave Levitt was Moe’s stand in