Production Information
Three Smart Saps
Studio: Columbia
Short Number: 64
Release Date: July 30, 1942
Running Time: 16:40

“Stand aside. Let a guy that can knock, nick knock, n’yuk n’yuk n’yuk!”

Short Take

Wedding plans for The Three Stooges are cut short when the father of their fiancees is wrongly jailed, and the inmates take over the prison where he was the warden. Moe comes up with a plan for them to get into jail and bust the father out. After some unsuccessful attempts to get arrested, they wind up walking through the front door of the county jail. To expose the criminal operation, The Stooges go undercover as gentlemen at the inmates’ formal party to take pictures as evidence.

Three Smart Saps Cast & Crew

Directed byJules White
Produced byDel Lord
Hugh McCollum
Written byClyde Bruckman
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Vernon Dent
Bud Jamison
Sally Cairns
Barbara Slater
Julie Gibson
Frank Coleman
Julie Duncan
John Tyrrell
Victor Travers
Eddie Laughton
Lew Davis
CinematographyBenjamin H. Kline
Edited byJerome Thoms

Three Smart Saps Trivia

  • This is the seventh of sixteen Stooge shorts with the word “three” in the title
  • The film’s title is a play on the 1936 musical comedy film Three Smart Girls

Production Notes

Filming took place on April 7-10, 1942