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Phony Express (1943)

Set in the old west, the stooges are three tramps wanted for vagrancy. After ruining a medicine peddlers show, they arrive in Peaceful Gulch where a picture has been printed declaring them ... See full summary »

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Set in the old west, the stooges are three tramps wanted for vagrancy. After ruining a medicine peddlers show, they arrive in Peaceful Gulch where a picture has been printed declaring them to be three famous lawmen coming to clean up the town. Assigned to guard the bank, the boys have the local gang scared at first, but when the gang learns who the stooges really are, they rob the bank. The boys go in pursuit, find the bad guy's hideout, subdue the bandits and recover the money. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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18 November 1943 (USA)  »

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Columbia production number 569. See more »

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Edited into Merry Mavericks (1951) See more »

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Dopey Looking Mugs
28 February 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In the Frank Sinatra film Dirty Dingus Magee, Sinatra played a $10.00 reward outlaw. Something similar happens with the 3 Stooges in Phony Express where they've got wanted posters on them, for vagrancy.

But the dopey looking mugs of Moe, Larry, and Curly come in handy as a harried express company agent retouches their wanted poster to say that these three marshals are coming to town to clean things up.

So when the boys arrive in town for real certain things are expected of them. And they deliver them in good Stooge style.

A really good short subject for the firm of Howard, Fine and Howard who have some really good gags in this one. Best is Curly in the stove at the conclusion.


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