The stooges are living with their mother who persuades them its time to leave home and seek their fortune. After a con man sells them a phony deed to a lost gold mine, the boys head west to... See full summary »

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The stooges are living with their mother who persuades them its time to leave home and seek their fortune. After a con man sells them a phony deed to a lost gold mine, the boys head west to find the treasure. After some mishaps with Curly's gold finding invention, they locate the mine and strike it rich. When two crooked miners try to take their gold they hole up in an abandoned hotel and, although they get bombarded by dynamite, triumph over the crooks. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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26 February 1942 (USA)  »

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La Practica Hace al Maestro  »

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In the shot with Curly Howard literally flying along with the gold finding arrow, if you look closely, you can see that he's not just yelling, but that his lips are moving saying "HEYYYYYYY MOE!!!" See more »

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Ma Stooge: [sobbing] Goodbye boys, here's five dollars.
Curly: Thanks!
Ma Stooge: [angrily] You would take it!
[Ma smacks Curly]
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Good Laughs From Standard Stooges Material
28 June 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Cactus Makes Perfect" gets some good laughs from some of the Stooges' standard material. When Curly comes up with a crackpot invention that is supposed to find gold, the trio heads out west to find a mine. It starts off a little slowly, except for some good moments with 'Ma Stooge' (played by Monte Collins) as she tries to motivate her boys, but then gets quite funny. Most of the laughs come from standard Stooges material, but their timing here is very good. Stooges fans won't be disappointed by this one.


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