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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)

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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Production number 513.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 1 people found the following review useful.
One of the best, 15 October 2009
Author: Jim-500 ( from Sunderland, MA

This is an extremely entertaining short from the start... almost to the finish. The pace is brisk and the jokes and typical stooge mayhem abundant.

The only thing rotten about it is the ending. A stick of dynamite explodes and knocks the guys on their backs. Cue music and fade.

C'mon, guys--couldn't you come up with a better ending than that? Especially for such an otherwise great flick? It's one beef I have with so many of the stooge shows--for some reason the writers often could not come up with a satisfying ending. The boys get blown up. Or they get shot at. Or they simply run away. Take your pick--but they always leave the story behind.

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