Fifi Blows Her Top

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Fifi Blows Her Top
Directed by Jules White
Produced by Jules White
Written by Felix Adler
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Joe Besser
Vanda Dupre
Philip Van Zandt
Joe Palma
Harriette Tarler
Heinie Conklin
Yvette Reynard
Al Thompson
Marie Monteil
Christine McIntyre
Cinematography Henry Freulich
Edited by Saul A. Goodkind
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • April 10, 1958 (1958-04-10) (U.S.)
Running time
Country United States
Language English

Fifi Blows Her Top is the 184th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1958 starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Joe Besser). The comedians released 190 short films for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


The Stooges reminisce about their wartime romances in Europe. After they finish their tales, they discover that Joe's girl Fifi (Vanda Dupre), whom he left behind in Paris, has moved in next door. The only problem is that she is now married to a very evil jealous and unappreciative husband (Philip Van Zandt).

Typical Stooge antics result in ruining Fifi's dress, and dressing her in a pair of pajamas is an invitation for her husband to enter the scene. The husband turns out to be a real cad, and when Fifi overhears him tell about his plans to find a new wife, she clobbers him and goes back to Joe.

Production notes[edit]

The first half of Fifi Blows Her Top is a remake of 1950's Love at First Bite, using minimal stock footage from the original.[1] New footage was filmed over two days on February 12–13, 1957.[2]

Fifi Blows Her Top marks the final appearance of longtime foil Philip Van Zandt. The actor committed suicide shortly after filming wrapped, and did not live to see its release.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Solomon, Jon. (2002) The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion, p. 504-505; Comedy III Productions, Inc., ISBN 0-9711868-0-4.
  2. ^ Fifi Blows Her Top at

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