Cash and Carry (film)
|Cash and Carry|
|Directed by||Del Lord|
|Produced by||Jules White|
|Written by||Clyde Bruckman
|Edited by||Charles Nelson|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date(s)||September 3, 1937|
|Running time||18' 21"|
The Stooges return home to their shack in the city dump to find it inhabited by a young orphaned woman and her crippled younger orphaned brother, Jimmy. Taking pity on the boy, the trio decide to help raise the $500 needed for a leg operation for the boy. They immediately find a can full of money ("canned coin," as Curly calls it), which turns out to be the $62 the boy and his sister have already saved for the operation. Two confidence men (Nick Copeland, Lew Davis) cheat the Stooges out of the $62 and their car for a map they claim will lead to a treasure. Following the map, the Stooges drill into the United States Treasury, where they are arrested. The Stooges end up meeting President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who has learned of Jimmy's plight. The President then pardons the Stooges and pays for Jimmy's operation.
Involving the Stooges as miners helping a crippled orphan get money for his leg surgery, this film is notable for showing an uncharacteristically sentimental side to the comedy team. Filmed on May 4-8, 1937, the title Cash and Carry was a popular saying of the era. From 1942 to 1945, during the marriage of actor Cary Grant and heiress Barbara Hutton, tabloid newspapers referred to Grant and Hutton as "Cash and Cary".
Nick Copeland and Lew Davis would reprise their roles as con men who swindle the Stooges in the next entry, Playing the Ponies.
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