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Director:
Writers:
Elwood Ullman (original screenplay) &
Searle Kramer (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 May 1939 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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"Alas, Poor Yorick" See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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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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Runtime:
16 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This short was untitled during filming. Curly Howard's ad lib "Yes we have no bonanzas", parodying the children's song "Yes We Have No Bananas", was ultimately used as the title.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the final chase scene; in the long shots of the car has a windshield, but in the close ups there's no windshield.See more »
Quotes:
Curly:I'll cook the supper. How about scrambled eggs smothered in steak?
Moe:Sounds swell to me. Where are the eggs?
Curly:On top of the burro, so they'll be nice and fresh in the sun.
Moe:Yeah, we'll... get goin' before we starve here. C'mon.
Curly:Oh, fresh henfruit. Handle with care.
[tosses eggs to Moe]
Curly:A sack of flour comin' down!
[tosses sack of flour down. Moe is forced to drop the eggs to catch the flour]
Moe:Ya nitwit, now you broke the eggs!
[Newly hatched chicks are walking around the broken eggs]
[...]
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Movie Connections:
References The Lone Ranger (1938)See more »
Soundtrack:
Red River Valley/She'll Be Coming 'Round The MountainSee more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
"Alas, Poor Yorick", 27 March 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This is a somewhat familiar storyline of the good-hearted Three Stooges trying to help out their girls by earning some money to get them out of debt. In this case, their nasty boss is threatening their girls father. The boss also is the boys' boss as all six of them work in this saloon out West. It's not the "Old West" days, though, because there are automobiles but everything else looks like the 1800s. The boys also hope to marry the girls, if they are financially better off, so that's added incentive.

As also is the case many times, the nasty boss is a crook. In this story, the guy and a cohort had robbed a bank and stashed the money in a hole in the ground outside of town. You-know-who just happens to discover the money the next day!

Among the insane sights in this Stooges short is a burro wearing galoshes. The burro is named "Yorick," and when it appears it was accidentally blown up, yes, we hear: "Alas, poor Yorick. We knew him well." (You knew that line was coming!)

Overall, a silly and so-so episode but entertaining in its goofy way.

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