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Elwood Ullman (original screenplay) &
Searle Kramer (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 May 1939 (USA) See more »
Set in a western town, the stooges are working as waiters in a saloon with the three girls they hope to marry... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Thar's Gold In Them Thar Hills See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Dick Curtis ... Maxey
Lynton Brent ... Pete
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuck Callahan ... Man in saloon (uncredited)
Jean Carmen ... Singing Sister (uncredited)

Vernon Dent ... Sheriff (uncredited)
Lola Jensen ... Singing Sister (uncredited)
Suzanne Kaaren ... Singing Sister (uncredited)
Victor Travers ... Man sitting outside saloon (uncredited)

Directed by
Del Lord 
Writing credits
Elwood Ullman (original screenplay) &
Searle Kramer (original screenplay)

Produced by
Jules White .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard 
Film Editing by
Charles Nelson 
Music Department
Leigh Harline .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ben Oakland .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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16 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)
UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #4889)

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Production number 438.See more »
Revealing mistakes: At one point Moe does the eyes-poke on Curly, and the choreography is performed very poorly so the phoniness is blatantly apparent.See more »
Moe:One beer!
Curly:One beer coming up.
[fills mug and holds it up in the air with one hand]
Curly:87,54,33 hike!
[throws the mug horizontally to Moe who catches it and puts it on the table]
Larry:Draw one!
Curly:Draw one!
[fills mug and holds it up in the air with one hand]
Curly:Hike! On the way!
[throws the mug to Larry who catches it the wrong way, the contents of the mug fly out onto Moe, getting him soaked]
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Red River Valley/She'll Be Coming 'Round The MountainSee more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Thar's Gold In Them Thar Hills, 19 June 2010
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

It's not the old west that the Three Stooges are doing their thing in Yes We Have No Bonanza. Instead Moe, Larry, and Curly are in the more modern west of Roy Rogers B films with people using automobiles as much as horses.

The boys are working as waiters, singing waiters even in a saloon where they hope to make a stake and go prospecting. Lending authenticity to this western spoof is traditional movie western villain Dick Curtis who owns the saloon the Stooges work in.

Both in the town scenes and later out on the desert I have to say that Dick Curtis looked like he was as enjoying this as much as the Stooges. In a sense Curtis was like Douglass Dumbrille who was a serious villain in many films, but then did comic villains and did them well with people like Abbott&Costello and the Marx Brothers.

I guess the title sort of gives it away that the boys don't get fame and fortune, just a lot of laughs.

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