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Rockin' in the Rockies (1945)

 -  Action | Comedy | Music  -  17 April 1945 (USA)
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While Rusty Williams is away at college, he leaves his cousin, Shorty Williams, in charge of his large ranch. Shorty, more concerned with his prospecting ambitions, wanders into town ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
The Three Stooges ...
Not Themselves
Shorty Williams (Ranch Foreman) (as The Three Stooges)
Larry (a Vagrant) (as The Three Stooges)
Curly (a Vagrant) (as The Three Stooges)
Mary Beth Hughes ...
June McGuire
The Hoosier Hotshots ...
Ranch Hands / Musicians
Ken Trietsch ...
Hotshot Ken (as The Hoosier Hotshots)
Paul Trietsch ...
Hotshot Hezzie (as The Hoosier Hotshots)
Charles Ward ...
Hotshot Gabe (as The Hoosier Hotshots)
Gil Taylor ...
Hotshot Gil (as The Hoosier Hotshots)
Jay Kirby ...
Rusty Williams
Cappy Barra Boys ...
Harmonica Musicians
Gladys Blake ...
Betty Vale
Tim Ryan ...
Tom Trove
Spade Cooley ...
Spade Cooley (as Spade Cooley King of Western Swing)


While Rusty Williams is away at college, he leaves his cousin, Shorty Williams, in charge of his large ranch. Shorty, more concerned with his prospecting ambitions, wanders into town looking for backers. At the Wagon Wheel Cafe, he encounters a couple of vagrants, Curly and Larry, who are just a step or two ahead of Sheriff Zeke, who have won some money at the roulette wheel and they immediately become prime prospects for backing Shorty's nebulous prospecting scheme. Meanwhile, June McGuire and Betty Vale, whose singing act has failed at the café, are packing for New York. Shorty, who has fallen for Betty, persuades the girls to go to the ranch. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Rusty has returned with intentions of selling the ranch. He tells Shorty, Curly and Larry to hit the trail, and instructs his cowhands, the Hoosier Hotshots, to round up the cattle for the buyer's inspection the next morning. Shorty, Curly and Larry inadvertently (of course) make a hole in the fence and the cattle... Written by Les Adams <>

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17 April 1945 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In one slapstick bit, Curly forgets himself and refers to Shorty Williams as "Moe". While Curly and Larry used their real names in the picture, Moe wasn't Moe. He was Shorty Williams. See more »


Shorty Williams: Remember pardners, woman is the root of all evil.
Curly: Gimme some more of that root!
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Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
Written by Stephen Foster
Sung by the hotel clerk when he auditions for Trove
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A Different Angle
23 March 2008 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I saw this film on TCM with a slightly different attitude. I recently viewed a DVD set called "SHOWTIME USA;" this was a compendium of circa 1950 low budget musicals from Lippert Productions. ROCKIES, though a Columbia film, share some of the same musical cast seen in the later Lippert movies (including a subliminal Snub Pollard appearance) and it's the musical element, so snidely dismissed here, that I find the most worthwhile! My God, you have Spade Cooley, the Hoosier Hotshots, the charming Mary Beth Hughes, etc. So even if it's musically not to your taste, it's still a valuable thing to have on film. For Stooge-centrics there's obviously way better Stooge stuff elsewhere, but this film definitely has its own merits.

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