Swing Parade of 1946

Directed by

Phil Karlson

Produced by

Lindsley Parsons
Harry A. Romm


Gale Storm
Phil Regan
Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard

Distributed by

Monogram Pictures Corporation (1946)
Legend Films (2007)

Release date(s)

March 16, 1946

Running time

74 minutes

Swing Parade of 1946 is musical comedy film. In this film, The Three Stooges co-starred as the dizzy dishwashers that help an aspiring singer, Carol Lawrence (Gale Storm), and a nightclub owner, Danny Warren (Phil Regan), find love. It features musical numbers by Connee Boswell and the Louis Jordan and Will Osborne orchestras, including "Stormy Weather" and "Caldonia."

Stooges appearancesEdit

The Stooges reworked several bits they have performed with Ted Healy at MGM: the plumbing sequences are adapted from Meet the Baron (1933), and some of the waiter gags are borrowed from Beer and Pretzels (1933) and Loco Boy Makes Good (1942). The plumbing sequence later reused again in the Stooges' 1959 feature film, Have Rocket, Will Travel, which also featured the maze of pipes

Curly's illnessEdit

Swing Parade of 1946 was filmed near the end of Curly Howard's career. The 42-year-old comedian had suffered a series of minor strokes several months prior to filming, and his performances had been unpredictable. By the time of Swing Parade of 1946, he had lost a considerable amount of weight, and lines had creased his baby face. As a result, he could no longer ad-lib for the camera as in previous instances. His scene where he recreates the maze of pipes from 1940's A Plumbing We Will Go has been described as sluggish and lethargic.


  • Lenburg, Jeff; Howard Maurer, Joan; Lenburg, Greg; (1982). The Three Stooges Scrapbook, p. 77, Citadel Press. ISBN 0-8065-0946-5