This fifth collection of Three Stooges shorts includes all of the boys' best adventures from 1946-'48. Behind the scenes, it was a sad period in Stooge history: Curly retired after suffering a stroke on the set of HALF-WITS HOLIDAY, prompting the return of one of the original Stooges, Shemp. The silver lining is that this volume is chockfull of some of Moe and Larry's most memorable moments with both beloved partners! Also among the 25 shorts included here are FRIGHT NIGHT and HOLD THAT LION (in which Curly makes one final appearance).
This fifth collection of The Three Stooges, which features 25 digitally remastered shorts from 1946-1948, marks the end of Curly's career with the Stooges and the return of original Stooge Shemp. Curly suffered a stroke on the final day of filming HALF-WITS HOLIDAY and retired at age 43. Moe realized there was only one person who could fill baby brother Curly's shoes: his older brother Shemp (who, ironically, Curly had replaced in 1932). The Three Stooges were born in 1925 when Moe and Shemp met Larry Fine. But the 1930's Shemp left to pursue a film career in Hollywood. By the time Moe called in 1946, he was starring in films with the likes of W.C. Fields, John Wayne and Abbott and Costello. But he accepted Moe's offer, and the original Three Stooges reunited. Shemp's first short upon his return was FRIGHT NIGHT . And Curly did recover enough to make an appearance in HOLD THAT LION, but his health continued to deteriorate and he unfortunately passed away in 1952 at age 48. The Three Stooges Collection Volume 5 is bittersweet for the change but filled with more fun than ever'and the added bonus of not only Larry, Moe and Curly, but Shemp too!
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