Cuckoo on a Choo Choo

Cuckoo on a Choo Choo

Cuckoo on a Choo Choo is a 1952 short subject directed by Jules White starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard). It is the 143rd entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


Larry and Shemp find refuge in a purloined railway car named Schmow. Larry harbors intentions of marrying his beloved Lenore, contingent upon Shemp marrying Lenore's sister, Roberta. Lenore insists on upholding her family's tradition, wherein the eldest daughter must marry first, and Shemp's substantial wealth is an additional incentive. However, Shemp's persistent inebriation and infatuation with an imaginary avian creature, Carrie, pose significant obstacles to his marriage prospects.

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    director Jules White
    editor Edwin H. Bryant
    genre comedy
    keywords railway car
    producer Jules White
    publisher Columbia Pictures
    theme short slapstick