Mummy's Dummies

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Mummy's Dummies
Directed by Edward Bernds
Produced by Hugh McCollum
Written by Elwood Ullman
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Vernon Dent
Ralph Dunn
Philip Van Zandt
Dee Green
Cinematography Allen G. Siegler
Edited by Henry DeMond
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • November 4, 1948 (1948-11-04) (U.S.)
Running time
Country United States
Language English

Mummy's Dummies is the 111th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1948 starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard). The comedians released 190 short films for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


The Stooges are used chariot salesmen in Ancient Egypt, they make the mistake of swindling Rhadames, the captain of the royal guard (Ralph Dunn) and he has them promptly arrested.

The Stooges are forced to appear before King Rootentootin (Vernon Dent), who is suffering from a painful toothache. Seeing an opportunity to redeem themselves, Moe informs the King that Shemp is an expert dentist known as Painless Papyrus. Shemp goes about trying to extract the troublesome tooth, resulting in the nearsighted Stooge squashing the King's nose with a pair of pliers, the tooth, however, is removed and the King rewards the Stooges by making them royal chamberlains.

As they assume their new roles, the trio uncover a plot where the King's tax collector Tutamon (Philip Van Zandt) is stealing the tax money. Once again, the King is indebted to the Stooges and offers his daughter Fatima's (Dee Green) hand in marriage.

Production notes[edit]

Every Three Stooges short produced in the 1940s featuring Shemp Howard as the third Stooge was remade in the 1950s except for Mummy's Dummies.[1]

Mummy's Dummies takes place during the reign of King Rootentootin, played by the rather tall and rotund Vernon Dent, but in the film We Want Our Mummy, Rootintootin is said to be a midget.[1]


  1. ^ a b Solomon, Jon (2002). The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion. Comedy III Productions, Inc. pp. 338–339. ISBN 0-9711868-0-4. 

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