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Andrew Bennison (screenplay)
Searle Kramer (story)
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Release Date:
14 May 1937 (USA) See more »
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A 17th Century English judge orders three miscreants to defend the new British colonies in New England against the Indians. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beatrice Curtis ... Charity (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Governor (uncredited)
Charles Dorety ... Indian (uncredited)
Budd Fine ... Indian (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Prosecutor (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Hope (uncredited)
Theodore Lorch ... Chief Rain in the Puss (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ... Indian (uncredited)
Charles Phillips ... Indian (uncredited)
John Rand ... Governor's Aide (uncredited)
Cy Schindell ... Indian (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford ... Indian (uncredited)
Harley Wood ... Faith (uncredited)
Bert Young ... Indian (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack White  (as Preston Black)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andrew Bennison  screenplay
Searle Kramer  story

Produced by
Jules White .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
George Meehan 
 
Film Editing by
Charles Nelson 
 
Music Department
Louis Silvers .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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19 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | USA:Approved (certificate #3153)

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Production number: 268.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: When the Stooges bow before the governor's daughters they bump heads. Larry's head doesn't touch Moe's or Curly's yet he reacts in pain anyway.See more »
Quotes:
Judge:Ye are accused of doing battle with his Majesty's guards. What say ye to the charge?
Larry:I can explain, judge. you see-eth, it was like this-eth. I...
Judge:Guilty! I sentence ye to Newcape prison for forty years! ye to forty-five! Ye to fifty!
Moe:Forty?
Larry:Forty-five?
Curly:Fifty? I got fifty. Fifty. Fifty, fifty, fifty, fifty, do I hear fifty-five, do I hear fifty five? Going once, twice, do I hear fifty-five? Who'll make it fifty-five?
Judge:[breaks gavel] I shall!
Curly:Thank you. I... Woo!
Judge:Fifty-five years for the lot of ye at hard labor!
Prosecutor:But your lordship, t'would cost the crown a pretty penny to feed yon wastrels for fifty-five years! Why not send him to our colonies in America to fight the redskin savage?
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
'Corned Beef And Savages', 28 February 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

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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