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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Shemp Howard

SHEMP HOWARD (1895-1955), born Samuel Horwitz, was one of the original Three Stooges, but had an active career on his own for a number of years in shorts and in features.

Arabian Nights (1942) Poster

Haven't you seen Arabian Nights (1942)? Shemp is Sinbad the Sailor in this costumer starring Jon Hall and Maria Montez.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

Helzapoppin (1941) Olsen and Johnson's Broadway show was transported to Hollywood (sort of) and features some very funny bits.
The Bank Dick (1940) Shemp plays the bartender in this W. C. Fields classic, and it is a standout part.
For The Love Of Pete (1936) Shemp plays Knobby Walsh, the trainer, in the series of films based on the Joe Palooka comic strip.
Mr. Noisy (1946) Shemp stars as an obnoxious fan at a ball game. Very funny.

Shemp Howard

*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Wed, Oct 19 2005 / 15:00:52 PST