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Writers:
Andrew Bennison (screenplay)
Searle Kramer (story)
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Release Date:
14 May 1937 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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Runtime:
19 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | USA:Approved (certificate #3153)

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Trivia:
The first Stooges short to re-use old footage; the canoe scene at the end is from Whoops, I'm an Indian! (1936).See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: (at around 1 min) Moe says "'Tis a hornets nest" when he puts the hornets nest on the branch, but his lips do not move when he says it.See more »
Quotes:
Chief Rain in the Puss:Ugh! No more war. Give 5000 shekels.
Governor:But we have no more than this.
[He shakes a small pouchful of coins]
Chief Rain in the Puss:Mmmm! Good down payment. Take mortgage on balance - interest six per cent.
Pilgrim:Thank goodness! At last are we free to hunt?
Chief Rain in the Puss:No! No hunt till FOB!
Governor:FOB?
Chief Rain in the Puss:Fork over balance!
Curly:Indian givers!
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Dated, but still a blast!, 19 November 2000
Author: wileyjp from Canada

One of the better Stooge films. The portrayal of Native Americans is less than PC, but if you bear in mind the period in which the film was made, you'll enjoy it.

The premise is that the Stooges are petty thieves, exiled by the British government to colonial America, where they must hunt for food against the edicts of Chief Rain In The Puss. Eventually the hunters are the hunted, as the Chief's warriors attack our heroes. Can the three knuckleheads escape certain death? See for yourself.

Highlights include Curly's commentary of an imaginary horserace, the boys' rendition of "A-Hunting We Must Goeth" with a soulful piece of scat by Larry, an extremely violent dance, and Curly's surprisingly athletic display of the martial arts.

The social commentary is a bit dated, but otherwise a fine film!

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