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 dates
  • November 3, 1955 (1955-11-03) (U.S.)
Running time
15' 54"
Country United States
Language English

Blunder Boys is the 166th 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.


After serving in the Army, the stooges decide to head off to college and major in criminology. Graduating with the lowest possible honors, the boys join the police force and they receive an assignment, which is to search for a bandit called the Eel 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.

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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 19 days after its release.[1] Its premise is a parody of the television series Dragnet.[1]

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  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

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