Thursday, December 2, 2010

Brendel & Shemp

Here's a video I uploaded from El's stint over at Columbia Pictures making 2-reel comedy shorts. "Pick A Peck of Plumbers" (1944) was the only short El would make with Shemp Howard of Three Stooges fame. This Jules White directed short exhibits the same knock-about style being employed by other comedians on the lot at the time which included The Three Stooges, Harry Langdon, Hugh Herbert, Billy Gilbert, Andy Clyde, among others. As Columbia did for many of their 2 reelers, this is a remake of the 1934 short "Plumbing For Gold" starring George Sidney and Charlie Murray.

PAPOP from Louie Despres on Vimeo.


Samantha said...

"Why don't you drive your car way out on a bridge and take a left turn?" haha

I like the Shemp does his shaving bit--in the middle of a job.

This short reminds me a lot of A Plumbing We Will Go with the Stooges.

It's funny that even though El normally seems small and unassuming in his films, against Shemp, he's the taller, more aggressive one.

I enjoyed that a lot. Thanks for posting it!

Louie said...

I'm hoping to post more video on the site in the future, so stay tuned.

Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

Only just found this site -great stuff. Will be following