Rip, Sew and Stitch

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Rip, Sew and Stitch
Directed by Jules White
Produced by Jules White
Written by Felix Adler
Jack White
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Vernon Dent
Cy Schindell
Harold Brauer
Cinematography Ray Cory
Edited by Edwin Bryant
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • September 3, 1953 (1953-09-03) (U.S.)
Running time
Country United States
Language English

Rip, Sew and Stitch is the 150th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1953 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 operate a tailor shop that is about to be repossessed by the Skin and Flint Finance Corporation. When the boys hear about a big reward for fugitive bank robber Terry "Slippery Fingers" Hargan (Harold Brauer), they think that catching him might end their financial woes. Hargan conveniently ducks into their shop and leaves a suit jacket with a safe combination in its pocket. After quietly sneaking back into the shop while the Stooges are elsewhere searching for clues, Hargan snatches a handful of suit jackets in hopes of retrieving the combination. He then later returns with his henchmen, and a wild mêlée follows. The Stooges end up getting the reward to pay off their debts and, with a stroke of luck, wind up with the crook's bankroll as well.

Larry notices that there is something a little too human about one of the "dummies" (Harold Brauer) in Rip, Sew and Stitch.

Production notes[edit]

Rip, Sew and Stitch is a remake of 1947's Sing a Song of Six Pants, using ample stock footage.[1] A double is used for Harold Brauer in the new footage.[1]


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