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Wee Wee Monsieur

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Wee Wee Monsieur
WeeWeeMonsieurTITLE.jpg
Directed byDel Lord
Written bySearle Kramer
Produced byJules White
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Vernon Dent
William Irving
Bud Jamison
Harry Semels
John Lester Johnson
Jean De Briac
Alex Novinsky
Eugene Borden
Ethelreda Leopold
Tanner The Lion
CinematographyAndré Barlatier
Edited byCharles Nelson
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • February 18, 1938 (1938-02-18) (U.S.)
Running time
17:38
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Wee Wee Monsieur is a 1938 short subject directed by Del Lord starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard). It is the 29th entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.

Plot

The Stooges are artists (Moe is a sculptor, Larry is a music composer, and Curly is a painter) living in Paris. When the landlord comes after the overdue rent, the boys skip out and wind up accidentally joining the French Foreign Legion that they confuse with the American Legion. Posted to the desert, their assignment is to guard Captain Gorgonzola from the natives. When the captain is kidnapped, the boys are given a chance to bring him back alive.

The Stooges make their way to the town where the captain was taken, all disguised as Santa Claus (complete with a sleigh and a reindeer). Despite the disguise not working, they are able to quickly knock out a guard who confronted them and make their way further into town. Ultimately, they find their captain held by an evil sheik named Tsimmis (Vernon Dent) who is trying to offer him expensive jewelry and a harem of beautiful women in exchange for the Legion's ammunition. The trio are forced to disguise themselves again as part of the harem and use an opportunity during a dance to render the sheik and his head bodyguard unconscious. The four then escape, but end up coming across a lion's den. Before the lion could eat them, Curly is able to placate it into drawing them on a wagon back to their camp.

Quotes

[Curly has just put his painting on the landlord]
Moe: Come on.
[He, Larry and Curly make their escape as the landlord is left spinning around.]
Landlord: Police. Police. Police. Police.
[A Gendarme in a barrel overhears the call of the landlord and runs over.]
Landlord: Gendarme. Gendarme.

Production notes

Wee Wee Monsieur was filmed on November 12–17, 1937.[1] The film's title is a parody of "Oui, oui, Monsieur" (French for "Yes, sir").[2]

References

  1. ^ Pauley, Jim (2012). The Three Stooges Hollywood Filming Locations. Solana Beach, California: Santa Monica Press, LLC. p. 305. ISBN 9781595800701.
  2. ^ Solomon, Jon (2002). The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion. Glendale, California: Comedy III Productions, Inc. p. 125. ISBN 0-9711868-0-4.

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