Rip, Sew and Stitch (1953)


Rip, Sew and Stitch (1953)

The stooges run a tailor shop and need money to pay their creditors. A bank robber leaves his coat in the shop with a combination to a safe. When the crook comes back to retrieve the coat, the stooges capture him and get his bankroll.
IMDb   7.4 /10
TheMovieDb    7.0 /10
Director Jules White
Writer Jack White
Writer Felix Adler
Release Date1953-09-02
GenreComedy, Short
Content RatingPassed (Passed)
CompanyColumbia Pictures
Moe Howard
Moe Howard
Moeas Moe
Larry Fine
Larry Fine
Larryas Larry
Shemp Howard
Shemp Howard
Shempas Shemp
Phil Arnold
Phil Arnold
Customer With Shredded Jacketas Customer With Shredded Jacket
Tiny Brauer
Tiny Brauer
Terry 'Slipperyfinger' Harganas Terry 'Slipperyfinger' Hargan
Bing Connolly
Bing Connolly
Hargan's Henchmanas Hargan's Henchman
Detective Sharpas Detective Sharp
Hargan's Henchmanas Hargan's Henchman
Jules White
Jules White
Radio Announceras Radio Announcer

Rip, Sew and Stitch

Rip, Sew and Stitch is a 1953 short subject directed by Jules White starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard). It is the 150th entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


The Stooges operate a tailor shop that is about to be repossessed by the Skin and Flint Finance Corporation. When the boys hear about a big reward for fugitive bank robber Terry "Slippery Fingered" Hargan (Harold Brauer), they think that catching him might end their financial woes. Hargan conveniently ducks into their shop and leaves a suit jacket with a safe combination in its pocket. After quietly sneaking back into the shop while the Stooges are elsewhere searching for clues, Hargan snatches a handful of suit jackets in hopes of retrieving the combination. He then later returns with his henchmen, and a wild mêlée follows. The Stooges end up getting the reward to pay off their debts and, with a stroke of luck, wind up with the crook's bankroll as well.



  • Moe Howard as Moe
  • Larry Fine as Larry
  • Shemp Howard as Shemp


  • Vernon Dent as Detective Sharp
  • Harold Brauer as Terry Hargen Harold Kening as Terry Hargen (stunt of Harold Brauer in new footage)
  • Harold Kening as Terry Hargen (stunt of Harold Brauer in new footage)
  • Cy Schindell as Henchman
  • Bing Connolly as Henchman
  • Phil Arnold as Customer with shredded jacket
  • Jules White as voice of Radio announcer

Production notes

Rip, Sew and Stitch is a remake of 1947's Sing a Song of Six Pants and filmed on one day October 14, 1952, using ample stock footage. A double is used for Harold Brauer in the new footage and short's director Jules White redubbed his original voice change to sound older.