Knutzy Knights

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Knutzy Knights
Directed by Jules White
Produced by Jules White
Written by Edward Bernds
Felix Adler
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Christine McIntyre
Ruth Godfrey
Vernon Dent
Philip Van Zandt
Jock Mahoney
Joe Palma
Cinematography Ray Cory
Edited by Edwin H. Bryant
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • September 4, 1954 (1954-09-04) (U.S.)
Running time
Country United States
Language English

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.

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Knutzy Knights is a remake of Squareheads of the Round Table, using ample footage from the original 1948 film.[1] 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.[1]


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