Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise
|Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise|
|Directed by||Jules White|
|Produced by||Jules White|
|Written by||Andrew Bennison
|Editing by||Charles Nelson|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Running time||18' 13"|
Once again, the Stooges are three hapless tramps. After nearly destroying a farmer's (Richard Fiske) pile of firewood, the boys come to the assistance of the Widow Jenkins (Eva McKenzie), who has just been cheated out of her land by a trio of swindlers (Dick Curtis, Eddie Laughton, James Craig). Attempting to fix the woman's well, the Stooges instead unleash an oil geyser. They manage to retrieve the deed to the land and are allowed to marry the now wealthy Widow Jenkins' daughters.
The studio crew can be heard laughing when Curly accidentally hits his head on Widow Jenkins' kitchen door while trumpeting and singing "A-Pumping We Will Go."
"I remember once when the prop man concocted a smorgasbord of gook: chocolate, whipped cream, asbestos chips, linseed oil, ketchup, and other unknown goodies. Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise...was—what else—an oil well picture. The plot had us in one scene trying to repair a water pump. After many attempts, I took a screwdriver, knelt down, peered into the mouth of the pump, and jiggled the screwdriver inside of it. Gazing up the opening, I jiggled again and then looked up a third time. Suddenly, a blob of assorted gunk got me right in eye...and...it took hours to clean me up for the next scene.
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- Pauley, Jim (2012). The Three Stooges Hollywood Filming Locations. Solana Beach, California: Santa Monica Press, LLC. p. 188. ISBN 9781595800701.
- Howard, Moe (1977, rev. 1979). Moe Howard and the Three Stooges. Citadel Press. pp. 95, 101. ISBN 0-8065-0723-3.