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Shivering Sherlocks (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 8 January 1948 (USA)
The stooges witness an armed robbery and are brought in by the cops as suspects. After passing a lie detector test, the boys are freed but are now the only ones who can identify the crooks.... See full summary »


Del Lord


Del Lord (story & screenplay), Elwood Ullman (story & screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Shemp Howard ... Shemp Howard (as Shemp)
Larry Fine ... Larry Fine (as Larry)
Moe Howard ... Moe Howard (as Moe)
Christine McIntyre ... Gladys Harmon
Vernon Dent ... Police Capt. Mullins
Kenneth MacDonald ... Lefty Loomis
Frank Lackteen ... Red Watkins
Duke York ... Angel


The stooges witness an armed robbery and are brought in by the cops as suspects. After passing a lie detector test, the boys are freed but are now the only ones who can identify the crooks. Meanwhile, their friend Gladys has inherited a house in the country and the boys go with her to inspect it so she won't be gypped when its sold. The house turns out to be the crook's hideout, and when they abduct Gladys, the stooges must rescue her. Written by Mitch Shapiro <>

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Comedy | Short


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Did You Know?


The gag of Moe and the oyster eating the crackers in his soup was originally a gag done by Curly in Dutiful But Dumb (1941) (as well as in countless other shorts and movies released at the time). See more »


Shemp actually chokes on his food when Moe slaps him when accusing him of stealing his cracker. See more »


[the Stooges are looking for something to pry open a locked door]
Larry Fine: [holding a crowbar] You think this'll open it?
Moe Howard: [taking crowbar] Swell. Where'd you get it?
Larry Fine: In the house.
Moe Howard: Oh...
[Moe turns around and realizes the door is open]
Moe Howard: In the house?
Larry Fine: Yeah. Can you use it?
Moe Howard: And how.
[Moe bonks Larry on the head with the crowbar]
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Edited into Of Cash and Hash (1955) See more »

User Reviews

Good Stooges short!
17 June 2004 | by Movie NuttballSee all my reviews

The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is the all time funniest comedy team!

This is a good Three Stooges short! The Stooges are very good in it so is Christine McIntyre, Kenneth MacDonald, Frank Lackteen, Vernon Dent, Duke York, Stanley Blystone, and Cy Schindell. Its quite good to watch around Halloween time! There is another similar like this Three Stooges short with alternate scenes called Of Cash and Hash.

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Release Date:

8 January 1948 (USA) See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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