Swing Parade of 1946

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Swing Parade of 1946
Swing Parade of 1946 poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Phil Karlson
Produced by Lindsley Parsons
Harry A. Romm
Written by Tim Ryan
Starring Gale Storm
Phil Regan
Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Music by Edward J. Kay
Cinematography Harry Neumann
Edited by Richard Currier
Distributed by Monogram Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • March 16, 1946 (1946-03-16)
Running time
74 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Swing Parade of 1946 is a 1946 musical comedy film, released by Monogram Pictures. The film features Gale Storm, Phil Regan, and The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard), and musical numbers by Connee Boswell and the Louis Jordan and Will Osborne orchestras, including "Stormy Weather" and "Caldonia".


Lobby card

The Three Stooges. as dishwashers, help an aspiring singer, Carol Lawrence (Storm), and a nightclub owner, Danny Warren (Regan), find love.

Three Stooges appearance[edit]

The Stooges rework several bits they performed with Ted Healy at MGM: the plumbing sequences are adapted from Meet the Baron and some of the waiter gags are borrowed from Beer and Pretzels.

Swing Parade of 1946 was filmed near the end of Curly Howard's career. The 42-year-old comedian had suffered a series of minor strokes several months prior to filming, and his performances in their Columbia shorts at that time were often halting and slow. By the time of Swing Parade of 1946, he had lost a considerable amount of weight, had difficulty maintaining his trademark falsetto voice, and lines had creased his face. The scene where he recreates the maze of pipes from A Plumbing We Will Go (1940) has been described as sluggish and lethargic.[1]

Director Nicholas Ray worked on the screenplay. His work was uncredited. This was Ray's only collaboration with the Three Stooges.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lenburg, Jeff; Howard Maurer, Joan; Lenburg, Greg; (1982). The Three Stooges Scrapbook, p. 77, Citadel Press. ISBN 0-8065-0946-5

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