Husbands Beware

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Husbands Beware
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Directed by Jules White
Produced by Jules White
Written by Felix Adler
Clyde Bruckman
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Lou Leonard
Maxine Gates
Christine McIntyre
Dee Green
Emil Sitka
Doris Houck
Nancy Saunders
Cinematography Henry Freulich
Edited by Anthony DiMarco
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • January 5, 1956 (1956-01-05) (U.S.)
Running time
Country United States
Language English

Husbands Beware is the 167th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1956 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.


Moe and Larry marry Shemp's overweight sisters (Lou Leonard and Maxine Gates), and discover to their horror after the vows that the girls are a couple of battle axes. After being kicked out from their place, the new bridegrooms vow revenge on Shemp for introducing them. Later, Shemp has a voice lesson with student, Fanny Dinkelmeyer since he is a music teacher. He then discovers that he has to marry a woman within seven hours to receive $500,000 from his dead Uncle's will.

After some searching, the Stooges finally find Shemp's student, Ms. Dinkelmeyer. Several of Shemp's old ex-girlfriends all arrive at the Justice of the Peace's office, wreaking havoc in an attempt to marry Shemp for his money. But Shemp weds the harridan, just under the deadline, and then discovers that there is no dead Uncle or will, and that everything was Moe and Larry's revenge because Shemp let Moe and Larry marry his two overweight sisters and got divorced. Shemp gets so angry, he takes out a gun and shoots Moe and Larry in the rear end as they try to flee.

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The second half of Husbands Beware is stock footage from 1947's Brideless Groom.[1] In the new footage of the wedding sequence, a double stands in for Dee Green (Fanny Dinkelmeyer). The new scenes were filmed on May 17, 1955.[1]

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