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Director:
Writers:
Monte Collins (story)
Elwood Ullman (story)
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Release Date:
26 February 1942 (USA) See more »
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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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Cast

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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)

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
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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 »
Quotes:
[after Curly fires another arrow, and then finds that the Heavyset Prospector has it, after the arrow hit him in the butt, detecting the 'poke of gold' he had put in his back pocket]
Curly:Hey, that belongs to me!
Heavyset prospector:[Matter-of-fact] That's all I wanted to know!
[He fires his gun, spinning Curly's hat the other way. The three run off]
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Good Laughs From Standard Stooges Material, 28 June 2001
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

"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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