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Monte Collins (story)
Elwood Ullman (story)
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Release Date:
26 February 1942 (USA) See more »
The stooges are living with their mother who persuades them its time to leave home and seek their fortune... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Adams ... Stumpy - Smaller Prospector (uncredited)
Monte Collins ... Ma Stooge (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Heavyset Prospector (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Gold Mine 'Salesman' (uncredited)
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Directed by
Del Lord 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Monte Collins  story and screenplay (as Monty Collins)
Elwood Ullman  story and screenplay

Produced by
Del Lord .... producer
Hugh McCollum .... producer
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline  (as Benjamin Kline)
Film Editing by
Burton Kramer 
Music Department
Ben Oakland .... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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USA:17 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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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 »
Gold mine 'salesman':100,000 tons of pure gold. At $35 an ounce, think of it.
Moe:I can't. How much that in round numbers.
Curly:[Curly moves his head left to right with calculator sounds and ends with a ding, pulls calculator paper out of his mouth, reads it] That's 80 billion, 61 million and 51 cents of a fraction.
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
I Totally Loved This Short!, 27 April 2010
Author: Humphrey Fish from United States

I was first able to see this Three Stooges film from their long series of short subjects that was made in the year 1942 when I bought the Three Stooges Collection Volume Three, and after watching a few favorites such as Boobs in Arms, A Plumbing We Will Go, and Some More of Samoa, I watched this short. When I finished this, I could then say that I totally loved this short! I thought that this Three Stooges short is one of their best from the year 1942, and that is saying a lot because I have seen a lot of really hysterical Three Stooges shorts from the year of 1942! This is one of my favorite shorts with Curly, I really love Curly, but my favorite Third Stooge is Shemp!

I want you to prepare yourself for some really big major duty laughing, because watching this Three Stooges short is really going to cause you to laugh your head off, you are probably going to find this short funny, and I hope that you do!


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