Hokus Pokus

Hokus Pokus is a 1949 short subject directed by Jules White starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard). It is the 115th 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 employed as paperhangers who concurrently attend to the care of Mary, an invalid purportedly confined to a wheelchair. However, Mary's apparent physical limitations belie her clandestine scheme to defraud her insurance company of $25,000 by feigning disability. Amidst their professional duties of affixing posters, the Stooges chance upon an advertisement promoting the services of a renowned hypnotist, Svengarlic, renowned for his purported ability to elicit profound transformations in individuals.


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    director Jules White
    editor Edwin H. Bryant
    genre comedy
    keywords build confine insurance company pass stooge
    producer Jules White
    publisher Columbia Pictures
    theme short slapstick