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Ewart Adamson (story)
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Release Date:
15 November 1940 (USA) See more »
The stooges are three fish peddlers who, looking for a new business opportunity, open a beauty salon south of the border... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Curly Howard ... Curly Sinker (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry Hook (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe Line (as Moe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Appleby ... Rosita (uncredited)

Lynton Brent ... Pedro Ruiz (uncredited)
Dorothy DeHaven ... Cochita (uncredited)
Anita Garvin ... Weakfish Customer (uncredited)
Marjorie Kane ... Mexican Woman (uncredited)
Bob O'Connor ... Manuel Gonzales (uncredited)
Blanche Payson ... Mackerel Customer (uncredited)
Blanca Vischer ... Pepita (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
Ewart Adamson (story)

Ewart Adamson (screenplay)

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
Cinematography by
Henry Freulich 
Film Editing by
Art Seid  (as Arthur Seid)
Crew believed to be complete

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18 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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There is an unfinished gag involving hair remover spilled on a dog. The unedited version shows Curly wiping the dog dry and all the dog's hair comes off.See more »
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Spoofed in Booby Dupes (1945)See more »


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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Another Winner from the Stooges, 30 July 2011
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Cookoo Cavaliers (1940)

*** (out of 4)

When the Three Stooges fish business runs dry they decide to spend $300 on a bar in Mexico. Once they arrive they are shocked to learn that instead of a bar they were sold a beauty salon but it doesn't take long for them to get some customers. A rich but dangerous businessman shows up with his four beautiful daughters and by the time the Stooges are done with them they're anything but pretty. This certainly isn't the greatest short in the career of the Stooges but there are enough big laughs to make it worth viewing. I think the film starts off a little slow as most of the jokes are hit and miss with the majority of them being about how rotten the fish are and how bad they smell. This joke is put to good use when a dog comes up to steal of fish but passes out from the smell but from here on out the jokes aren't that funny. Once we get to Mexico is when the short really comes to life and one must really give the four actresses playing the daughters a lot of credit because the boys really mess them up. There are some hilarious moments here because, as you'd expect, the Stooges are too stupid to realize what they're doing. In one of the best sequences one of the girls ask for a mud face but Larry accidentally puts concrete on her. The final gag with three of the sisters is a joke you're going to expect as there's a build-up towards it but once it finally happens you won't be able to stop laughing.

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