Slaphappy Sleuths

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Slaphappy Sleuths
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Directed by Jules White
Produced by Jules White
Written by Felix Adler
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Stanley Blystone
Gene Roth
Emil Sitka
Nanette Bordeaux
Vernon Dent
Cinematography Vincent J. Farrar
Edited by Edwin H. Bryant
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • November 9, 1950 (1950-11-09)
Running time
16' 09"
Country United States
Language English

Slaphappy Sleuths is the 127th 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.


The Stooges are investigators for the Onion Oil company, whose service stations are being robbed by a gang of crooks. On the job, the Stooges provide nothing less than first-class service. However, most of the services are not typical of your standard gas station (shaves, manicures and cologne), and they still somehow manage to be robbed when their backs are turned.

Tracing a trail of motor oil to the crooks' hideout, the Stooges demonstrate boxing skills far more effective than their earlier detective skills.

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