Idle Roomers

Idle Roomers is a 1944 short subject directed by Del Lord starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard). It is the 80th entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


As bellhops at the esteemed Hotel Snazzy Plaza, the Stooges find themselves entangled in a series of misadventures. Their initial aspiration to court an attractive woman on the premises is thwarted by the presence of her formidable and ill-tempered husband, proficient in the art of knife throwing. Complicating matters further is the clandestine importation of Lupe the Wolf Man, a creature prone to uncontrollable fits of rage upon hearing music.

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    director Del Lord
    editor Henry Batista
    genre comedy
    keywords clean elevator shaft hear knife throwing stooge
    producer Hugh McCollum
    publisher Columbia Pictures
    theme short slapstick