Blunder Boys

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Blunder Boys
Directed by Jules White
Produced by Jules White
Written by Felix Adler
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Kenneth MacDonald
Benny Rubin
Frank Sully
Barbara Bartay
Angela Stevens
Cinematography Ray Cory
Edited by Anthony DiMarco
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • November 3, 1955 (1955-11-03) (U.S.)
Running time
Country United States
Language English

Blunder Boys is the 166th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1955 starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard). The comedians released 190 short films for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


After serving in the army, the stooges decide to go to college and major in criminology. Graduating with the lowest possible honors, the boys join the police force and are assigned to search for a bandit called the Eel (Benny Rubin) who is going to rob the Biltless Hotel. They go to the hotel, but fail to catch the criminal or retrieve the money he stole. As a result, they are booted off the force and the three end up as ditch diggers.

Production notes[edit]

Blunder Boys was the last Stooge film featuring Shemp Howard that was not a remake. In addition, it would also be the last film released during his lifetime; Howard died of a heart attack 19 days after its release.[1] Filming was completed on January 24–26, 1955.[2]

The premise of Blunder Boys is a parody of the television series Dragnet.[1] The ending was also a parody of the company that ran Dragnet, (Mark VII Limited), as Moe stamps the logo, "VII 1/2 The End" on Larry's head similar to how it's done in the logo.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Solomon, Jon. (2002) The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion, p. 464; Comedy III Productions, Inc., ISBN 0-9711868-0-4
  2. ^ Blunder Boys at

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