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Writers:
Monte Collins (story)
Elwood Ullman (story)
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Release Date:
26 February 1942 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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One of the best See more (9 total) »

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)
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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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Runtime:
USA:17 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia:
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:
Curly:[the prospectors slip a stick of dynamite with the fuse lit through the iron door where Moe, Larry and Curly are behind, Curly picks it up] Oh, a roman candle... zhhhhhhhhh... boom! Cuckoo! 4th of July! Ha ha ha!
Moe:Hey, marblehead, you know what that thing is you're holding there? That's dynamite!
Curly:You mean the things with the... nyaaaaaaa!
[quickly slips it back through the hole in the door]
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
One of the best, 15 October 2009
Author: Jim-500 (jpsned@hotmail.com) 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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