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Phony Express (1943)

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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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Comedy | Western | Short

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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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Curly with a tin star ...........
2 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Curly short features a case of mistaken identity, with the boys mistaken for famous lawmen ..... with the resulting chaos leading to a hilarious conclusion.

Moe ,Larry & Curly take on the bad guys with the inept hilarity that made them a laugh riot on screen. While Curly was not at his best in this one, his genius still shines through. Like other great comedians, he can crack you up with a simple, silent mannerism ( as he does here)

Knuckleheads of all ages will enjoy this western farce.Some of the Stooges later shorts were of varying quality ..... this is one worth watching. Cowboy hi-jinks run amuck !!!


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