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Andrew Bennison (screenplay)
Searle Kramer (story)
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Release Date:
14 May 1937 (USA) See more »
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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)
Australia:G | UK:U | USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #3153)

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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 »
Revealing mistakes: When the bucket of water is thrown on the unconscious Indians and wakes them up, the wig on one of the Indians falls off. The actor quickly readjusts it.See more »
Moe:Fire at will!
Curly:Which one is Will?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Weaker Stooges, 25 January 2009
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Back to the Woods (1937)

** (out of 4)

The Three Stooges in England are sentenced to fifty-five years in prison but the prosecutor thinks the country could save money by just shipping them to America to fight Indians. The judge agrees so the boys are off to fight "redskin savages", which shows you what was going over for comedy back in the 1930's. Here was another new Stooges short to me but I didn't find myself laughing very much. It seems opinions on this one are rather mixed at best so I'm going to have to side with those who don't find this very funny. There are certainly a few nice chuckles but there wasn't anything here that had me busting a gut through laughter. The biggest problem is that there are long sequences where nothing funny happens and the big jokes turns out to be a dub. The best example of this is when the boys arrive and meet three women. Soon a long dance follows but I found this to be rather tiresome. Another joke that doesn't work is when the Stooges are hitting the Indians in the stomach and then putting some hot wood in their pants.

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