The Sitter Downers
The Sitter Downers is a 1937 short subject directed by Del Lord starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard). It is the 27th entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.
The Stooges are suitors who go on a sitdown strike at their fiancees' home when their prospective father-in-law (James C. Morton) refuses to consent the marriages. The strike wins them fame and they receive numerous letters and gifts from fans, including a lot and materials for a "ready cut" house. The father-in-law reaches out to the government to have the Stooges removed from his house, but the government cannot intervene. The father-in-law eventually gets fed up and allows the Stooges to marry his daughters to end their strike.