We Want Our Mummy (1939)

Article #580 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 10-16-2002
Posting date: 3-11-2003

The Three Stooges agree to find the mummy of Ruten Tuten.

Step 1) Take the Wheeler and Woolsey comedy, MUMMY’S BOYS

Step 2) Double the number of gags (this step is fairly easy).

Step 3) Compress the movie to a quarter of its length.

Step 4) Take out Wheeler and Woolsey; substitute Moe, Larry, and Curly.

Step 5) Mix well.

Result: A vast improvement.

Lesson to be learned: If you’re gonna be stoopid, at least don’t plod; you’ll be doing us all a favor.

Side note: The mummy in this movie looks more like Nosferatu than any other mummy I’ve seen.

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