Booty and the Beast

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Booty and the Beast
Bootybeest.jpg
Directed by Jules White
Produced by Jules White
Written by Felix Adler
Jack White
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Kenneth MacDonald
Vernon Dent
Heinie Conklin
Dudley Dickerson
Curly Howard
Edited by Edwin H. Bryant
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) March 5, 1953
Running time 15' 55"
Country United States
Language English

Booty and the Beast is the 145th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Plot[edit]

The Stooges inadvertently aid a safe-cracker (Kenneth MacDonald), who flees to Las Vegas with the stolen "booty." Realizing their error, the trio hop the train to Vegas to catch up with the thief, though not before accidentally freeing a lion from the baggage car. Eventually, the boys capture the nameless crook and retrieve the stolen money from him.

Production notes[edit]

Booty and the Beast was filmed in May 1952. The second half of the film consists of footage recycled from Hold That Lion!, which includes the cameo appearance by Curly Howard, who died several months earlier on January 18. The title of the film is a parody of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast.[1]

MacDonald's character in Hold That Lion was originally named Icabod Slipp: in Booty and the Beast, he is a nameless thug. Any references to Slipp are replaced with "He", "Him" or "That Crook."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Solomon, Jon. (2002) The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion; Comedy III Productions, Inc., pp. 416-417; ISBN 0-9711868-0-4

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