Monday, May 26, 2014


Mummy's Dummies

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Mummy's Dummies
Directed byEdward Bernds
Produced byHugh McCollum
Written byElwood Ullman
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Vernon Dent
Ralph Dunn
Philip Van Zandt
Dee Green
CinematographyAllen G. Siegler
Editing byHenry DeMond
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release dates
  • November 4, 1948 (1948-11-04)
Running time15' 49"
CountryUnited States
Mummy's Dummies is the 111th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.


The Stooges are used chariot salesmen in Ancient Egypt. They make the mistake of swindling Rhadames, the captain of the royal guard (Ralph Dunn) and he has them promptly arrested.
The Stooges are forced to appear before King Rootentootin (Vernon Dent), who is suffering from a painful toothache. Seeing an opportunity to redeem themselves, Moe informs the King that Shemp is an expert dentist known as Painless Papyrus. Shemp goes about trying to extract the troublesome tooth, resulting in the nearsighted Stooge squashing the King's nose with a pair of pliers. The tooth, however, is removed and the King rewards the Stooges by making them royal chamberlains.

The trio attempt to swindle palace guard Ralph Dunn in Mummy's Dummies
As they assume their new roles, the trio uncover a plot where the King's tax collector Tutamon (Philip Van Zandt) is stealing the tax money. Once again, the King is indebted to the Stooges and offers his daughter Fatima's (Dee Green) hand in marriage.

Production notes

Every Three Stooges short produced in the 1940s featuring Shemp Howard as the third Stooge was remade in the 1950s except for Mummy's Dummies.[1]
Mummy's Dummies takes place during the reign of King Rootentootin, played by the rather tall and rotund Vernon Dent, but in the film We Want Our Mummy, Rootinrootin is said to be a midget.[1]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b Solomon, Jon (2002). The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion. Comedy III Productions, Inc. pp. 338–339. ASIN 0971186804. ISBN 0-9711868-0-4. 

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Jean Spangler was one of the slave girls in MUMMY'S DUMMIES. According to the book THREE STOOGES FAQ she was the one that Shemp asked what brand of perfume she used. I'm willing to give credit where credit is due even though that book had some serious problems, because they presumably got that part right.

Susan Ridgeway, a beautiful girl who appeared in several of the Stooges' films, was another one of the slave girls in this one.



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