Utah's Greatest Golf Movies: #18, The Three Little Beers

Posted - Apr. 2, 2012 at 8:17 a.m.



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Tonight we begin our countdown of the greatest golf movies of all time. You were able to cast your vote over the last couple of weeks on KSL.com... And now, the top 18 movies are locked and loaded. Let's bring in Mr. Movie, Doug Wright, host of the movie show on KSL news radio Friday mornings, Doug, as they say in Hollywood, ACTION!!!!!

Rod, The action begins with number 18 on our countdown of greatest golf movies of all time. ... According to your votes, the 18th greatest movie is.....and oldie but a goodie... 'THE THREE LITTLE BEERS' starring the three stooges. This is actually a short film, released in 1935... but it is filled with plenty of your typical stooge stunts, this time on the golf course.

Here's the plot of the 'THREE LITTLE BEERS'...

The Stooges at work at the Panther Pilsner Beer company delivery department stacking barrels on top of one another onto the back of their delivery truck.

They soon learn about a golf tournament which their company is sponsoring and quickly drive off to the Rancho Golf Club. Once on the golf course, the Stooges disrupt everyone and everything - and steal some golfers' clothes. They split up to "practice"-while knowing absolutely nothing about golf.

Curly gets his golf ball stuck in the tree and decides the only way to retrieve it is by chopping it down.

Moe finds an open area to practice, but the only thing that he hits is the ground, chopping divots.

Larry practices putting, but a root gets in his way and he begins tugging on it until the putting green has a grassless line going through it where the root was.

The groundskeepers see all this, and complain to management. So the scared trio run for it in their beer truck. But when they head uphill, That's when all stooge breaks out.

It gets worse .... While the stooges chaes down the barrels, the parked truck's brake loosens up, moving it slightly, and the truck hits a street corner, so the rest of the barrels give way and head downhill as well-right toward the Stooges.

The Stooges made 190 short films for Columbia, this was one of their earlier ones, number 11... and is considered to be a definitive favorite amongst Stooge fans and was one of the most voted in an episode of Stooge-a-Palooza ... So Rod, the countdown is underway. Next week, number 17.

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