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The Three Stooges Collection, Volume Five: 1946 - 1948 (Sony DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Shorts: C+



By the end of WWII, one had to wonder if The Three Stooges shorts would continue to be a moneymaker for Columbia Pictures and still be funny.  We have covered most of the sets in this series and a few other Stooges releases, as this link will show:





Of course, they did, but Volume Five: 1946 - 1948 shows that it was a relief that they were still the same old jokesters after what the world had been through, yet some of the humor seemed quainter than it had before and the world had changed.  Fans will be happy to know that these shorts still look terrific for their age have the same quality playback the previous Volume sets have had.  The 21 shorts include howlers like Three Loan Wolves, Squareheads At The Roundtable, Mummy’s Dummies and especially Sing A Song Of Six Pants.  Unlike their colorized versions, these shorts in their original monochrome presentations here are impressive and in these clean, upgraded new-looking prints.


There are also more military themed comedies that are different than the usual Stooges shorts, but show that they could stretch their talents for propagandic purposes.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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