Gem of a Jam (1943)
The Three Stooges made 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959. Despite their popularity, the comedy team never earned what they were worth. Although their shorts were extremely profitable for Columbia, executives persuaded the Three Stooges that two-reel comedy shorts were a dying art form and successfully discouraged them from negotiating a better contract.
Gem of a Jam centers on mistaken identity—three armed criminals mistake the Stooges for medical men in the offices of Drs. Harts, Burns, and Belcher.