Title: Hold That Lion
Short Number: 100
Release Date: July 17, 1947
Running Time: 16:27
“Hey, wake up and go to sleep.”
The Stooges are the sole heirs to a grandiose inheritance, but the money is in the hands of an underhanded broker named Icabod Slipp (Kenneth MacDonald). One by one, The Stooges confront Slipp in his office. He in turn accuses first Larry, then Moe, then Shemp, of being that crook, and successfully flees his office with the money.
The Stooges follow Slipp on board a train. To avoid a conductor after them for tickets, they hide out in a large crate in the baggage car. A lion is also in the crate, and The Stooges run, hiding in a sleeping berth. Moe sticks his foot out through the curtain and the lion licks it, then climbs up in the berth. After bickering with each other The Stooges escape, pulling down all the curtains to the berths and waking everyone up.
As they make their getaway in the confusion, The Stooges spot Slipp and take off after him. They chase him to the baggage car and finally defeat him, reclaiming their inheritance.
Hold That Lion Cast & Crew
|Directed by||Jules White|
|Produced by||Jules White|
|Written by||Felix Adler|
Tanner The Lion
|Cinematography||George F. Kelley|
|Edited by||Edwin Bryant|
Hold That Lion Trivia
- This was the only time in Stooge history that the three Horwitz brothers (Moe, Shemp, and Curly) appeared in a short together
- Shemp was reportedly so frightened by the lion, he insisted a glass plate be placed in between him and the animal while filming the scene in the crate
Hold That Lion was filmed on January 28-31, 1947 and was the first film produced after the new year