The Stooge

Synopsis: Egotistical vaudevillian Bill Miller basks in the limelight with his successful musical-comedy act, but his success is due to his unheralded second banana.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Director(s): Norman Taurog
Production: Paramount Pictures
 
IMDB:
6.9
NOT RATED
Year:
1951
100 min
19 Views


won't you, Leo?

For ten percent, l'd look after

my own mother-in-law.

Well, l wouldn't say she had buckteeth,

but she was the only girl l knew

that could eat an apple

through a picket fence.

That was funny.

And so l said to the fellow,

''lf that's your wife, buddy,

you're in a lot of trouble.''

That was funny, wasn't it?

- Yeah, that was funny 20 years ago.

- Well, don't worry.

Once Bill starts to warm them up,

the audience will really go.

They're going now.

Out of the theater.

''Short, short story.

''Ben Bailey broke in new partner,

''socko Baltimore, ditto Boston,

ditto Washington.''

Here's the important part:

''Bill Miller, single, 1 2 minutes.

''Lays egg in Newark,

''ditto Camden, ditto Wilkes-Barre,

ditto Scranton.''

- That wiseacre! l'll call those guys...

- Shut up!

- What?

- l said, shut up.

You've got yourself in a spot

because you got a swellhead.

Some fairy godmother

must have whispered to you

and told you that you

don't need nobody.

Well, you better stop listening

to pixies and listen to your agent.

You're not a single,

you never will be.

You're a nice guy, and you got talent,

and you got a nice wife,

but you're gonna blow them all off

if you don't start listening!

Want to hear what's wrong

with your act?

Well, sit down,

because l'm gonna tell you.

You think that you can come out

and sing and be cute.

Well, cute songs

are a nickel a dozen.

You need a new opening.

A comedy song and two funny stories.

Not those broken-down jokes

from Al Borden.

And a finish.

Did you ever hear about that?

A ''San Francisco'' finish.

Cohan did it with a flag.

lt's the most important thing of all!

- Well, it's easy to tell me about it.

- Yeah? Well, here's how you do it.

You go down to any

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Fred F. Finklehoffe

Fred Franklin Finklehoffe (February 16, 1910, Springfield, Massachusetts – October 5, 1977) was an American film writer and producer. He was educated at Virginia Military Institute (V.M.I.) where he met his writing partner John Cherry Monks, Jr. (both class of 1932).Monks and Finklefhoffe wrote a play set at VMI in 1936, "Brother Rat", which was adapted into a 1938 film of the same name. A 1940 film sequel entitled Brother Rat and a Baby was also produced. Monks and Finklehoffe also wrote the MGM musical, Strike Up the Band (1940). Finklehoffe was nominated for the 1944 Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay with Irving Brecher for his work on Meet Me in St. Louis. He also wrote the scripts for a pair of Martin and Lewis comedy films, At War with the Army (1950) and The Stooge (1952). more…

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