The Three Stooges: Extreme Rarities/Way Out West/Duck Soup DVD
Starring Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Shemp Howard, The Three Stooges, Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, James Finlayson, Sharon Lynne, Rosina Lawrence, Stanley Fields, Vivien Oakland, Flora Finch, Mary Gordon, Art Green, Jim Mason, The Marx Brothers, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern, Edgar Kennedy, Raquel Torres, Verna Hillie, Edmund Breese, Leonid Kinskey
Directed by James Horne
Early comedy collection featuring the Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, and the Marx Brothers. 'The Three Stooges: Extreme Rarities' comprises four remastered, colourised comedy shorts featuring American vaudeville act The Three Stooges.
Films are: 'Disorder in the Court' (1936), 'Brideless Groom' (1947), 'Sing a Song of Six Pants' (1947) and 'Malice in the Palace' (1949).
In the Laurel and Hardy classic 'Way Out West' (1937), Stan (Stan Laurel) and Ollie (Oliver Hardy) find themselves in another fine mess when they bungle the delivery of a goldmine deed to Mary Roberts (Rosina Lawrence).
Duped by the saloon-owner into giving the deed away, the comedy duo set about restoring it to its rightful owner. 'Duck Soup' (1933), the Marx Brothers' fifth feature, is a zany political satire that so offended fascist dictator Benito Mussolini that the film was banned in Italy.
Appointed president of Freedonia under the patronage of the wealthy Mrs Teasdale (Margaret Dumont), Rufus T.
Firefly (Groucho) sets about starting a war with neighbouring Sylvania.
To this end he trades insults with Sylvanian ambassador Trentino (Louis Calhern), unaware that Trentino's spies Chicolini (Chico) and Pinky (Harpo) are already working to bring down Freedonia from within!
The Marxes' final film for Paramount includes the classic mirror sequence, and was also the last to feature Zeppo, who - dissatisfied with his role as straight man to his three siblings - subsequently embarked on a successful career as an agent.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (PG)
- EAN: 5050582810998
- Catalogue number: 8281099
- Studio: UCA
- Release date: 18/10/2010
- Genre: Comedy
- Colour: Col & B/W