Quiz Whizz

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Quiz Whizz
Directed by Jules White
Produced by Jules White
Written by Searle Kramer
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Joe Besser
Gene Roth
Greta Thyssen
Milton Frome
Emil Sitka
Bill Brauer
Cinematography Irving Lippman
Edited by William A. Lyon
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • February 13, 1958 (1958-02-13) (U.S.)
Running time
Country United States
Language English

Quiz Whizz is the 183rd 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.


Sweepstakes winner Joe is taken to the cleaners by con men G. Y. Prince (Milton Frome) and R. O. Broad (Bill Brauer) by investing his winnings in Consolidated Fujiyama California Smog Bags. The Stooges head to their offices to get Joe's money back. Instead, they find two sympathetic businessmen (the two crooks, in disguise) who offer to pay back the losses if Moe, Larry and Joe will pose as juvenile wards for a rich and eccentric millionaire, Montgomery M. Montgomery (Gene Roth). But Montgomery is actually Prince's and Broad's gang leader, and plotting to kill the Stooges.

Production notes[edit]

Filmed on May 2–3, 1957,[1] Quiz Whizz features Moe and Larry's more "gentlemanly" haircuts, first suggested by Joe Besser. However, these had to be used sparingly, as most of the shorts with Besser were remakes of earlier films, and new footage had to be matched with old. However, in Quiz Whizz, Larry's frizz is combed back, while Moe retained his sugarbowl bangs.[2]


  • Moe (frantically): "I'd like to report a missing person. Name? Joe Besser. Height? Well, he's about 5-foot-5 by 5-foot-5. Color of hair? Skin!"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Quiz Whizz at threestooges.net
  2. ^ Solomon, Jon. (2002) The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion, p. 502-503; Comedy III Productions, Inc., ISBN 0-9711868-0-4

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