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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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The Boys at their Best: Hilarious, 10 out of 10 See more (7 total) »


  (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 »
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 »
Larry:[as Curly heads for Faith, who is more attractive than her sister Charity] What doest thou? I saw her first!
Curly:Pish-posh and tish-tosh! I'll never give her up. Why does not thou take Charity?
Larry:I need not charity. I'm on the WPA.
Larry:Aye! Willing Pilgrims Association.
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The Boys at their Best: Hilarious, 10 out of 10, 11 January 2003
Author: davis White from us

My personal favorite Stooge short of all time. Back to the Woods has the boys sent to America as outlaw colonists where they stir up a nest of wild Indians and take care of them with a tree branch bow and arrow. Logs, fish, and bee hives are air borne and well you can go from there. Great goofs, sound effects, and Curley is at his best. An excellent early entry into the Stooge series.

Bottom Line: One of the Top 10 Stooges.

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