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Average Rating:     [7.33/10]   8 votes


Two hobos try to make a dishonest buck by selling axle grease as 'Happy Foot Salve', a corn remover. They soon cross paths with a cop, and circumstances have them mistaken by the cop's wife as his visiting nephews.

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Shemp Howard (Solo)
Release Date
April 28, 1934
Production Type
Short Subject
19.7 min.
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Production Notes   (2)
Prod. No.:   1658-1659
Shooting Days:   3 days   From: 1933-12-09   To: 1933-12-12

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Stooge Quotes   (2)
  • "My corns are killing me." "Why don't you do something for them?" "Why should I? They never did anything for me!"
    (Shemp Howard & Harry Gribbon)

  • "My uncle made a fortune in corn... at $10 a gallon."

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    After our tramps make the wrong assumption that the house they are searching for is the apartment of the angry policeman, they immediately enter, finding the exterior door unlocked. The very next scene shows the angry cop's wife opening the door to the tramps revealing a picture-lined hallway in the background. There is NO indication of a doorbell or knocking as she is answering the door, but the hallway beyond indicates that her front door does NOT face the street, suggesting an apartment.

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Fan Reviews   (3)
Posted 2009-12-12 18:00:22 by falsealarms
Great short. The sledgehammer gag was great and the scenes with the unsuspecting wife were even better. Shemp steals the show, completely outshining Gribbon.

Reviewer's Rating: (9)
Posted 2003-04-05 03:46:00 by [Deleted Member]
Funny short, with Shemp playing opposite veteran stage comic Harry Gribbon. This team works a lot better than the pointless Shemp and Jack Haley pairing in "Salt Water Daffy." Shemp and Gribbon are much more on the same comedy wavelength, playing a couple of scheming hoboes, and it's too bad they didn't make a few more films together. There's not much biographical information available on Harry Gribbon, except that he started out on the New York variety stage and had a sporadic movie career that lasted ten years, from 1923-33, including a part in Buster Keaton's "The Cameraman." He's a funny guy, and it's nice that some of his work is preserved on film.

Reviewer's Rating: (8)
Posted 2002-03-26 10:14:00 by [Deleted Member]
GREAT short! Shemp was much funnier than his partner for this short, Harry Gribbon. Harry wasn't bad, though.Shemp whacking peoples feet to drum up business is a premise that would be used later in the Stooges shorts, "Ants in the Pantry" and it's remake, "Pest Man Wins".You must realize that when Shemp whacked people's feet, whether or not they had corns, it would've hurt! That was part of the comedy that made this short great. Even if they were all supposed to have corns, how would Shemp know just the right place on the foot to hit them?Larry: You know, fish is good brain food.Moe: You know, you should fish for a whale! (SLAP)

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