Here's a video I uploaded from El's stint over at Columbia Pictures
making 2-reel comedy shorts
. "Pick A Peck of Plumbers
" (1944) was the only short El would make with Shemp Howard
of Three Stooges
fame. This Jules White
directed short exhibits the same knock-about style being employed by other comedians on the lot at the time which included The Three Stooges
, Harry Langdon
, Hugh Herbert
, Billy Gilbert
, Andy Clyde
, among others. As Columbia did for many of their 2 reelers
, this is a remake of the 1934 short "Plumbing For Gold
" starring George Sidney
and Charlie Murray
PAPOP from Louie Despres on Vimeo.
"Why don't you drive your car way out on a bridge and take a left turn?" haha
I like the Shemp does his shaving bit--in the middle of a job.
This short reminds me a lot of A Plumbing We Will Go with the Stooges.
It's funny that even though El normally seems small and unassuming in his films, against Shemp, he's the taller, more aggressive one.
I enjoyed that a lot. Thanks for posting it!
I'm hoping to post more video on the site in the future, so stay tuned.
Only just found this site -great stuff. Will be following
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