Title: The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze
Release Date: August 21, 1963
Running Time: 1: 33
“Oh, boy! We’re going around the world on our wits!” “With your wits, you won’t get past the front door.”
Phileas Fogg III, great-grandson of the original Phileas Fogg, accepts a bet to duplicate his great grandfather’s famous trip around the world in response to a challenge made by Randolph Stuart III, the descendant of the original Fogg’s nemesis. However, “Stuart” is the infamous con man Vicker Cavendish who made the bet in order to cover up his robbing the bank of England by framing Fogg for the crime.
This makes for a dangerous journey for Fogg and his servants (The Stooges) and Amelia Carter, whom they rescue from thugs during a train ride. Can they make it back to England in time?
The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze Cast & Crew
|Directed by||Norman Maurer|
|Produced by||Norman Maurer|
|Written by||Norman Maurer|
|Based on||Around the World in Eighty Days
by Jules Verne
|Music by||Paul Dunlap|
|Edited by||Edwin H. Bryant|
The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze Trivia
- Many Stooge bits are replayed throughout this film, most famously the maharajah routine performed by Curly Joe (first seen in Three Little Pirates) and Curly Joe gaining strength when he hears “Pop Goes the Weasel” (first seen in Punch Drunks)
- The film had multiple working titles, including The Three Stooges Go Around the World on Eighty Cents; The Three Stooges Circle the World on Ninety-Nine Cents; The Three Stooges Meet Phileas Fogg and Merry Go Round the World
- The story incorporates several popular Stooges bits from prior films, including “the Maharajah” routine, and reworking the plot of Punch Drunks (1934), with Curly Joe turning into a fighting whirlwind everytime he hears the tune Pop Goes the Weasel.
- Filming occurred over 13 days between May 9-27, 1963
- Norman Maurer’s son, Jeffrey, plays the boy who takes Larry’s flute at the Sumo match