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Goofs and Saddles (1937)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Western, Short | 2 July 1937 (USA)
Set in the old west, the stooges are spies for US Calvary; "Buffalo Bilious", "Wild Bill Hiccup" and "Just Plain Bill". Sent by General "Muster" to catch a gang of cattle rustlers, they ... See full summary »

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Buffalo Bilious (as Curly)
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Just Plain Bill (as Larry)
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Wild Bill Hicup (as Moe)
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Set in the old west, the stooges are spies for US Calvary; "Buffalo Bilious", "Wild Bill Hiccup" and "Just Plain Bill". Sent by General "Muster" to catch a gang of cattle rustlers, they wind up in a saloon where the boss of the gang hangs out. The boys disguise themselves as gamblers and get into a card game with the villain, but must flee when their identities are discovered. They hole up in a cabin, fighting off the bad guys, until the calvary arrives. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Comedy | Western | Short

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2 July 1937 (USA)  »

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Muito Vivos para Serem Mortos  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Title is an allusion to the book "Boots and Saddles," written by Elizabeth Custer, widow of General George Armstrong Custer. See more »

Goofs

During the poker game, Curly holds an Ace of Hearts and an Ace of Diamonds, while Moe holds an Ace of Spades and an Ace of Clubs. After they exchange Aces under the table, both hold Aces of Spades and Clubs. See more »

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Spoofed in Pals and Gals (1954) See more »

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Very funny early Stooges western
1 January 2012 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is one of the Stooges better efforts and one of their best westerns (apparently Moe didn't like doing westerns, but since they turned out to be very popular with their fans, Columbia overrode Moe's misgivings). Curly is at his peak, and there are some very funny and very clever gags (the boys disguising themselves as bushes to spy on the rustlers' camp, a "rigged" card game they play with the head bad guy, the great Stanley Blystone) and even Larry has more to do than usual, and does it well. The Stooges look like they were actually having fun making this one--Moe's aversion to westerns not withstanding--and it shows. A very good short by the boys.


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