Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Saturtainment: Three Stooges in Squareheads of the Round Table (1947-8)

The Three Stooges are in the medevial era in "Squareheads of the Round Table", released in March 1948. Moe, Larry, & Shemp have to help a lovestruck blacksmith win his true love, who has been promised to the evil Black Prince.



I believe that was a form of a mandolin that Moe is playing opposite Larry's violin and Shemp's squeezebox (an early accordion).

Rating: B.

4 comments:

Mike Doran said...

Since you didn't mention it ...

Jacques O'Mahoney, who was Cedric the Smith, later simplified his billing to Jock Mahoney, about the time he married Sally Field's mother. He did lots of Stooge shorts and B westerns, doing much of his own stunt work (calling your attention to Punchy Cowpunchers, with some prime examples of same).

hobbyfan said...

I saw that Jock was in the cast for this one. Wikipedia has him listed as Jock. Of course, he's not the only more famous leading man the Stooges worked with (Adam West, "The Outlaws is Coming")......

Mike Doran said...

The point I thought I was making was that when Jock Mahoney made his Stooge appearances, he wasn't "more famous"; he was still basically a stuntman, just rising to the B-western level (his TV stardom was a decade away).
Similarly, when Adam West made Outlaws, he was stuck at mid-level in TV and second features; if you recall, he wasn't even the first choice for Batman (that was Ty Hardin, who just sort of vanished afterwards).
Timing is everything, then, now, and ever ...

hobbyfan said...

At that point in Mahoney's career, no, he hadn't yet achieved his greatest fame. Have to work on phrasing my comments better.

Didn't know Ty Hardin (ex-Bronco) had been considered for Batman, though I've read, heard, and seen a screen test with Lyle Waggoner (later of Wonder Woman and the Carol Burnett Show).