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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

Cast overview:
The Three Stooges ...
Not Themselves
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Shorty Williams (Ranch Foreman) (as The Three Stooges)
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Larry (a Vagrant) (as The Three Stooges)
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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)
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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 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 <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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IT'S THE COMICAL...RHYTHMICAL...ACTION MUSICAL EVERYBODY'S HEADIN' FOR! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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17 April 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuidado com o Lobo  »

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Trivia

The song "Somewhere Along the Trail" was introduced in the 1941 Columbia Picture GO WEST YOUNG LADY. See more »

Quotes

Shorty Williams: Remember pardners, woman is the root of all evil.
Curly: Gimme some more of that root!
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One O'Clock Jump
Written by Count Basie
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Wake me when Curley has lines...
22 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a huge Stooges fan but the one and only redeeming quality this movie has is that Curley is in it. Done long before he started drinking heavily he is his classic self in this (and Larry's not bad either). Moe's character is a straight part (mostly) and this movie would be better named "The Curley and Larry Movie". Not that any of the Stooges movies were very good (in my opinion), but as one commenter here said, how sad it is that this movie had real potential. The casting was good, it was well directed, filmed, and edited, but the story line tried to be about something serious with just some Stooges antics and musical numbers (which I guess were good back then) thrown in. The best thing you can do for yourself during this movie should you actually believe that it has to be better than mowing the lawn and taking out the trash (which is subject to debate) is to wait for Curley/Larry scenes and sleep or find something in the kitchen to eat during the rest of it.


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