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"What did you say the name of this cake was?" "Southern Comfort." "Tastes more like Southern Comforter." - Moe and Phyllis Crane (UNCIVIL WARRIORS, 1935)

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Ben's doctor prescribes a trip to Alaska, to cure the enlarged vein in Ben's leg. The villagers assume Ben came to Alaska for a vein of gold.

Shemp appears as a villager with frostbitten hands, who needs help drinking his beer... and possibly with something else.

This plot premise was adopted for The Three Stooges in OUT WEST (1947).

Shemp was paid $200 for this supporting role.

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Shemp Howard (Solo)
Release Date
April 14, 1934
Production Type
Short Subject
17.75 min.
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Working Title(s):   MUSH
Prod. No.:   1667-1668
Shooting Days:   4 days   From: 1933-12-30   To: 1934-01-04

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