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Back to the Woods (1937)

 -  Short | Comedy | Western  -  14 May 1937 (USA)
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A 17th Century English judge orders three miscreants to defend the new British colonies in New England against the Indians.

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Set in colonial times, the stooges are convicted criminals who are banished from England to the American colonies. When they arrive, they find that the colonists are starving because the local Indians won't let them on their hunting grounds. The stooges go hunting any, and after a wild chase, are captured by the Indians. They escape and another wild chase ensues. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Short | Comedy | Western

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14 May 1937 (USA)  »

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A Cor de Suas Peles  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Production number: 268. See more »

Goofs

Initially the Stooges wear 18th Century three-pointed hats in the court scene, but when they arrive in the New World they are attired in appropriate 17th Century Puritan hats and costumes. See more »

Quotes

Larry: [an imaginary horse race] They're off! Who's in the quarter?
Curly: Whopper!
Larry: Who's in the half?
Curly: Whopper!
Larry: Who's in the stretch?
Curly: Whopper!
Larry: Who's the winner?
Curly: Rosemont!
Moe: Who's the winner?
Curly: Rosemont.
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Edited from Whoops, I'm an Indian! (1936) See more »

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'Corned Beef And Savages'
28 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We are back in "Merrie Old England" and the boys say they are related to the Three Musketeers but the court says they are criminals who tried to attack His Majesty's guards. They are sentenced to New Cape Prison for 55 years. The prosecutor, played by Stooges regular and favorite Bud Jamieson, however, recommends the court save money and send these "knaves to the new colonies in America to fight the redskin savages." That sounds good to Curly. "I just love corned beef and savages," he says.

Soon we see three beautiful pilgrims who open the door to let in the Stooges. The boys are impressed. Who wouldn't be with these gorgeous governor's daughters: "Faith," "Hope," and "Charity?" Poor Charity is third pick of the lot. Larry says he doesn't charity because he's already on the WPA (Willing Pilgrims Association.). Yup, comedy was really corny back in the 1930s.

It gets cornier as it goes on, with a prolonged dance scene, a horse racing skit, a funny speech by a Chief who is labeled "an Indian giver," and then some more corny antics by the Stooges as they go out "a-hunting-we-will go" to get food for their new sweethearts.

The second half features the hunting scenes and The Boys various encounters with the Indians. Yes, it's pretty crude stuff, but it generally funny material.


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