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Rockin' in the Rockies (1945)

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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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Cuidado com o Lobo  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Production number 3017. See more »


Shorty Williams: Remember pardners, woman is the root of all evil.
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Wah! Hoo!
Written by Cliff Friend
Performed by The Hoosier Hotshots at the audition for Trove
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Could've been planned better.
5 February 2002 | by (NEW YORK, NEW YORK) – See all my reviews

If you are a Stooges fan, like me, you should appreciate anything that they have done, even if it's something as corny as this feature. It could've been planned a lot better and give the boys better material to work with. I would've rather seen them in a comedy/mystery instead of a comedy/western/musical. Why the music ? At least though, they did get top billing- sort of, but why not use Moe's real name. The theater going audience knew who he was. But they used Larry and Curly's real names. Whatever. But just a few correction to the Reviewer before me, this was NOT the only feature with Curly and the short with the similar name is Rockin "THRU" the Rockies as opposed to "IN" the Rockies. The other features with Curly are pretty good and are: TIME OUT FOR RHYTHM, where they are not the stars, but do get a lot of screen time. Swing Parade of 1946, The Captain Hates the Sea, Turn Back the Clock, Fugitive Lovers, Myrt & Marge, Start Cheering, My Sister Eileen (cameo). They may not have gotten top billing, but they were in them. There might be others, but I think I've proven my point. But like all Stooges fans, even the worst of Stooge films are the most sought after because of their rarity and not much late-night TV play. We can only hope to see them via the "collectors underground". So if you get a chance to see ROCKIN' IN THE ROCKIES, appreciate it - if not for the content but for the Stooges commitment & contribution to the movie industry !

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