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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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  (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 »
Continuity: In the final chase scene; in the long shots of the car it has a windshield, but in the close ups there's no windshield.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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Movie Connections:
References Gone with the Wind (1939)See more »
Red River Valley/She'll Be Coming 'Round The MountainSee more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Nice Stooges Short, 24 May 2010
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Yes, We Have No Bonanza (1939)

*** (out of 4)

Set in the Old West (although there are cars here), the Three Stooges find themselves working as waiters but their goals are to marry the woman they love who also work in the bar. That's nearly impossible as the girl's father owes money to the bar owner but the boys set out to get their riches in gold and think they find it. This certainly isn't classic Stooges but there are enough funny moments here to make it worth viewing. One of the best gags is a scene where Curly throws Moe a bear, which he catches but when he tries to throw Larry one he misses and it ends up all over Moe. Other nice gags include a sequence where the boys think their mule has eaten a stick of dynamite as well as another great one when they finally discover some money. The start of the film also has Moe and Larry singing a couple songs, which are pretty good, although the woman singing with them are pretty bad. I'm not quite sure why so much of the film takes place in the 1800s yet we then get a few moments with cars that would make you think it was current times. This here really isn't that big of a deal as there are plenty of laughs.

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