Scrambled Brains

Scrambled Brains

Scrambled Brains is a 1951 short subject directed by Jules White starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard). It is the 132nd entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


Moe and Larry find themselves at a sanatorium where their friend Shemp is undergoing treatment for hallucinations. Despite Shemp's insistence on bidding farewell to his new fiancée, Nurse Nora, before his premature discharge, Moe and Larry are taken aback when they meet her, as she does not match Shemp's glowing description. It becomes apparent that Shemp's condition is far from resolved, necessitating further therapy.

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    director Jules White
    editor Edwin H. Bryant
    genre comedy
    keywords phone booth stooge visual impairment wait
    producer Jules White
    publisher Columbia Pictures
    theme short slapstick