The Sitter Downers
|The Sitter Downers|
|Directed by||Del Lord|
|Produced by||Jules White|
|Written by||Ewart Adamson|
James C. Morton
|Edited by||Charles Nelson|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
The Sitter Downers is the 27th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1937 starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard). The comedians released 190 short films for the studio between 1934 and 1959.
The Stooges are suitors who go on a sitdown strike at their fiancees' home when their prospective father-in-law (James C. Morton) refuses to consent the marriages. The strike wins them fame and they receive numerous gifts from fans, including a lot and materials for a house via the United States Housing Authority. The father-in-law calls up the government to have the Stooges arrested and taken out of his house, but the government can't do anything about it. The father-in-law eventually gets fed up and allows the Stooges to marry his daughters to end their strike.
The newly married couples soon arrive at their donated house lot, but realize that their new home is prefab and they must build it themselves. Their wives decree that they will have no honeymoon until the Stooges finish the job. Now mad at their nagging wives, they get to work anyway. Eventually they do finish building the house, though in a poorly designed fashion, including a flight of stairs that goes nowhere and a bathtub mounted to a wall. The wives are impressed, but as one of them pushes a loose board out of her way, the entire roof ends up crashing on top of all of them.
The Stooges' wives are named Florabell (June Gittelson), Corabell (Betty Mack), and Dorabell (Marcia Healy, sister of the Stooges' former boss, Ted Healy). Ironically, this was the last Stooge film released during his lifetime: he died on December 21, 1937. Filming commenced between May 27 and June 2, 1937.
- Solomon, Jon (2002). The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion. Comedy III Productions, Inc. p. 142. ISBN 0-9711868-0-4.
- Pauley, Jim (2012). The Three Stooges Hollywood Filming Locations. Solana Beach, California: Santa Monica Press, LLC. p. 230. ISBN 9781595800701.
- Goofs on the Loose
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