|Directed by||Jules White|
|Produced by||Jules White|
|Written by||Edward Bernds
Philip Van Zandt
|Edited by||Edwin H. Bryant|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Knutzy Knights is the 156th short subject released by Columbia Pictures in 1954 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.
The Stooges are troubadours sent to cheer up the brokenhearted Princess Elaine (Christine McIntyre). Her father, the King, (Vernon Dent) has pledged her hand in marriage to the Black Prince (Philip Van Zandt), but she loves Cedric, the local blacksmith (Jock Mahoney).
The Stooges try to intervene for Cedric by serenading Elaine (they sing a variation on the Sextette from "Lucia di Lammermoor", with lyrics telling Elaine that Cedric is present and warning of the Black Prince's plot). They are captured by the king’s guards and condemned to be beheaded. Eventually, the King realizes the plot and jails the Black Prince and his fellow plotter. Elaine is allowed to marry Cedric, and they all live happily ever after.
Knutzy Knights is a remake of Squareheads of the Round Table, using ample footage from the original 1948 film. It is notable for being the last film featuring new footage of longtime Stooge foil Vernon Dent. Dent appeared in six more Stooge films after Knutzy Knights, via recycled footage: Of Cash and Hash, Bedlam in Paradise, Flagpole Jitters, Rumpus in the Harem, Hot Stuff and Guns a Poppin.
- Solomon, Jon (2002). The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion. Comedy III Productions, Inc. ISBN 0-9711868-0-4.
- Knutzy Knights at the Internet Movie Database
- Knutzy Knights at AllMovie
- Knutzy Knights at threestooges.net
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