Art Trouble is a 1934 film featuring Shemp Howard.
Jack and Joe Burton would rather attend university and study higher mathematics, and are outraged when they're parents want them to study art in Paris for six months. So the brothers hire two shipyard painters (Shemp Howard and Harry Gribbon) to take their place in France. Armed with pre-written letters for mater and pater, all they have to do is mail one of them home to acknowledge receipt of each weekly allowance check. That's too much for Shemp to handle, so he mails all of them at once, making Pater Burton think something fishy is going on in Paris.