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The Three Stooges Meet Hercules

Released 1962
Distributor Columbia

This threadbare but well received vehicle has the boys (with Joe DeRita replacing Shemp, Joe Besser and Curly) going back in time to goof on Hercules,  newly popularized by  the onslaught of spear-and-sandal imports  that followed the late ’50s commercial smash  of the Steve Reeves original.

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About Michael Peyser

Michael Peyser is an accomplished producer of both major studio movies as well as cutting edge independent films. Among his producing credits are The Purple Rose of Cairo, F/X, Big Business, Ruthless People, Hackers, Matilda, U23D, The Warrior's Way and Woody Allen: A Documentary.  Peyser is a tenured professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he teaches all aspects of producing and filmmaking.