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Alex Theatre
between Wilson and California 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203
818-243-ALEX
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73 events
33 reviews
72 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

We go to this event every year and can't wait for next year!

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16 reviews
15 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

My 16th year. There is nothing like watching The Three Stooges on the big screen with an audience. Terrific fun. Seeing "Hello, Pop!" for the first time ever was a... continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

I take my son to this every year; always a great show. The Alex Film Society are wonderful hosts and the Alex Theatre is beautiful. Highly recommended!

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Description

Hello Pop! (1933) 

Before the Stooges started their long run at Columbia Pictures, while still partnered with Ted Healy, Moe, Larry and Curly spent a year working for MGM. MGM had already filmed lavish early Technicolor numbers for an un-released musical called The March of Time (much of the music was by then unknown Dimitri Tiomkin.) and another number from a feature called It’s a Great Life. The studio wanted to use this very expensive footage, so Ted Healy and his Stooges provided comic skits and bridges that would introduce the musical pieces in a series of short films. 

Because some of the musical numbers were produced in color, two of the shorts were filmed to match. Hello Pop!, the third of the five films, was the second short in color. The only known print of the film was lost in a fire in 1967, and it was considered lost. However, early this year, a print was found in Australia. Under the auspices of Ned Price, chief preservation officer at Warner Bros., a new safety print was struck from the fragile nitrate. With Ned’s kind support, this is the print we will see tonight, shown as it was originally released 80 year ago, in 35 mm on the big screen.

 

Three Dumb Clucks (1937) 

The Stooges escape from jail when they learn their father, who has just become rich, is planning to leave their mother and marry a younger woman. They discover she is working with gangsters who plan to murder their Pa for his money. Curly (in a duel role) is mistaken for the Stooges father and shows up to the wedding instead of the real Pa. 

We Want Our Mummy (1939) 

The Boys are detectives who arrive in Egypt to find the mummy of king Rootin-Tootin and a missing professor of Egyptology. In the mummy’s tomb they are accosted by bad guys who have kidnapped the professor to lead them to the mummy, and treasure buried inside the body. Curly accidentally destroys the mummy, so Moe and Larry wrap him in bandages to fool the villains. 

Three Smart Saps (1942) 

The Stooges , engaged to the three daughters of a prison warden, learn that crooks have taken over the prison and their soon-to-be father-in-law has been locked up. The Stooges sneak into the prison, discovering the new warden is running an underworld casino, with a big party in full swing. After swiping some formal attire, they crash the party and, while Larry tries to repair Curly’s tuxedo as he dances with a moll, Moe gets photographs to expose the crooked goings-on. 

Brideless Groom* (1947) *

One of our favorite Shemp shorts. To inherit a fortune, voice teacher Shemp must marry before six o’clock, but no gal will accept his proposal. Finally, homely Fanny Dunkelmier agrees to marry him, just in the nick of time. When the rest of the prospective brides hear about the inheritance, they show up at the ceremony and a free-for-all ensues. Shemp marries Fanny, his one true love, before the deadline, and gets his just desserts. “Hold hands, you lovebirds!” 

Sock-a-Bye-Baby  

The Stooges find a baby on their doorstep. Thinking it abandoned, they decide to be the child’s dads. They later realize they could be mistaken for kidnappers and, when the cops and the baby’s mother come looking, the boys panic and flee into the country with the cops giving chase. The baby is reunited with his parents and the Stooges escape, disguised as bushes! 

Please note: There is typically a presentation from the film society before each screening.