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Rockin' in the Rockies (1945)

Approved  |   |  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
...
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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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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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 »

Quotes

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Miss Molly
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Where's the comedy?
22 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having just seen this on TMC, it's fresh in my mind. It's obvious that while the stooges are featured stars, they don't really run the show. First, they're broken into 2 groups - Moe, as "Shorty" and Larry and Curly as a pair of vagrants, so there's not a whole lot of full team work. The love story that fuels the plot is uninteresting, the two ladies are the only ones with any acting ability, there's another group of musical stooges that are unfunny, unless you consider their attempts at being funny to be sadly buffoonish. The music is tiresome, they drive cars to the ranch and then depend on horses, the dorky western wear is silly, and there's an awful lot of the movie with no stooges on camera. By the way, this is obviously after Curley's first stroke, and his reduced energy level is clear. Vernon Dent appears early on in an uncredited role. I loved everything these guys ever did, including all the non-Curley stuff, but this little dogie is pretty lousy.


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