The Three Stooges "Malice In The Palace" (lost deleted scene of slapstick comedy series short; 1949)
The Three Stooges were an American slapstick comedy team that was active from the early to mid-20th century. The trio started making feature films in 1930. In 1934, the trio split, with Ted Healy leaving the group, and made their own shorts. In 1959, the trio discontinued those shorts.
Malice in the Palace was the 117th short starring The Three Stooges. The short is now in the public domain.
Originally in the short, there was a brief scene of the restaurant that the Stooges were running. Former Stooge Curly Howard was supposed to play a chef in the film. However, due to his stroke 2 years earlier, the scene was ultimately deleted and the chef was instead played by Larry. On the Lobby card of the short, a screenshot of Curly exists. No surviving prints/footage of the scene has been found to this day.