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Knutzy Knights is the one-hundred-fifty-sixth Columbia Pictures short film starring the Three Stooges.


The Stooges are troubadours sent to cheer up the broken-hearted Princess Elaine (Christine McIntyre). Her father, the King, (Vernon Dent) has pledged her hand in marriage to the Black Prince (Philip Van Zandt), but she loves Cedric, the local blacksmith (Jock Mahoney).

The Stooges try to intervene for Cedric by serenading Elaine (they sing a variation on the Sextette from "Lucia di Lammermoor," with lyrics telling Elaine that Cedric is present and warning of the Black Prince's plot). They are captured by the king's guards and condemned to be beheaded. Eventually the King realizes the plot and jails The Black Prince and his fellow plotter. Elaine is allowed to marry Cedric, and they all live happily ever after.



  • Knutzy Knights is a remake of Squareheads of the Round Table which use the ample footage from the original 1948 film and feature Shemp Howard as the third stooge.
  • This is the marks return and last film of Jock Mahoney, who return in same years and it was only time Jock working with Jules White's condition.
  • This is the last film featuring new footage of longtime Stooge foil Vernon Dent. Dent appeared in three more Stooge films after Knutzy Knights, via recycled footage: Bedlam in Paradise, Hot Stuff, and Guns a Poppin!.
  • This is the shortest Three Stooges short to feature Shemp Howard.


  • In opening credited of crews. Edward Bernds who is also giving story to remake of this short, but this is unknown reason why he never have his credited name from film and the people thought it was Screenplay by Felix Adler who did not giving story by himself.