Three Dark Horses

Three Dark Horses

Three Dark Horses 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 142nd entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


The Stooges transition from janitorial roles to political delegates upon being enlisted to bolster the candidacy of Hammond Egger, a politically dubious figure. Their recruitment follows the departure of the initial three delegates upon discerning Egger's unscrupulous nature. Encountering the hapless Stooges, who inadvertently disrupt proceedings by vacuuming Jim Digger's toupee, Egger's campaign manager, Bill Wick, perceives an opportunity and promptly hires them as replacements, delineating their duties as delegates.

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    director Jules White
    editor Edwin H. Bryant
    genre comedy
    keywords campaign manager discover stooge
    producer Jules White
    publisher Columbia Pictures
    theme short slapstick