Wee Wee Monsieur

Wee Wee Monsieur
Directed by Del Lord
Produced by Jules White
Written by Searle Kramer
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Vernon Dent
William Irving
Bud Jamison
Harry Semels
John Lester Johnson
Jean De Briac
Alex Novinsky
Eugene Borden
Ethelreda Leopold
Cinematography André Barlatier
Edited by Charles Nelson
Distributed by

Columbia Pictures

Coca-Cola Telecommunications (1987)
Release dates
  • February 18, 1938 (1938-02-18) (U.S.)
Running time
Country United States
Language English

Wee Wee Monsieur is the 29th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1938 starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard). The comedians released 190 short films for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


The Stooges are artists (Moe is a sculptor, Larry is a music composer, and Curly is a painter) living in Paris. When the landlord comes after the overdue rent, the boys skip out and wind up accidentally joining the French Foreign Legion that they confuse with the American Legion. Posted to the desert, their assignment is to guard Captain Gorgonzola from the natives. When the captain is kidnapped, the boys are given a chance with bringing him back alive.

The Stooges make their way to the town where the captain was taken, all disguised as Santa Claus (complete with a sleigh and a reindeer). Despite the disguise not working, they are able to quickly knock out a guard who confronted them and make their way further into town. Ultimately , they find their the captain held by a sheik trying to offer him expensive jewelry and a harem of beautiful women in exchange for the Legion's ammunition. The trio are forced to disguise themselves again as part of the harem and use an opportunity during a dance to render the sheik and his head bodyguard unconscious. The four then escape, but end up coming across a lion's den. Before the lion could eat them, Curly is able to placate it into drawing them on a wagon back to their camp.

Production notes

Wee Wee Monsieur was filmed on November 12–17, 1937.[1] The film's title is a parody of "Oui, oui, Monsieur" (French for "Yes, sir").[2]


  1. Pauley, Jim (2012). The Three Stooges Hollywood Filming Locations. Solana Beach, California: Santa Monica Press, LLC. p. 305. ISBN 9781595800701.
  2. Solomon, Jon (2002). The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion. Glendale, California: Comedy III Productions, Inc. p. 125. ISBN 0-9711868-0-4.

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