Lost 'Three Stooges' Film from 1933 Found

| by Michael Allen

In news that will surely make men cheer and women weep, a Three Stooges short film from 1933 was discovered in a garden shed in Australia.

"Hello, Pop!" is a 17-minute short that was made for MGM, and thought to have been lost in a 1967 fire, noted The Guardian.

The movie features the Three Stooges with Ted Healy, who was the vaudeville "star" they originally teamed with. Healy and the Three Stooges did five MGM shorts.

Eventually Healy and the Stooges broke up, and Moe, Larry and Curly went on to star in numerous film shorts for Columbia Studios.

Fortunately, a 78-year-old film collector Malcolm Smith came across a 35mm negative of "Hello, Pop!" in his shed in Sydney, Australia.

Smith contacted the Vitaphone Project, a film preservation organization, in December 2012, and they restored it.

"Hello, Pop!" has Healy trying to put on a musical play, but being interrupted by the Three Stooges.

The film screens tonight at the Film Forum in New York City.

Source: The Guardian