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Rockin' in the Rockies (1945)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Music | 17 April 1945 (USA)
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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The Three Stooges ...
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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)
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June McGuire
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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)
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Rusty Williams
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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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THERE'S ACTION, ROMANCE, MUSIC, THRILLS IN THEM THAR HILLS! (and plenty of it!) (original poster) See more »


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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

Shorty Williams: Remember pardners, woman is the root of all evil.
Curly: Gimme some more of that root!
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Skee Dee Waddle Dee Waddle Do
Written by Ken Trietsch
Performed by The Hoosier Hotshots at the ranch house
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Way Out West with the Stooges
22 March 2008 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The Three Stooges in a feature length western comedy-musical? Perhaps "Rockin' in the Rockies" was meant to combine the Stooges comedy short with the western musical, in a matinée; if so, this was a pleasant way to break up a Saturday afternoon. Jay Kirby (as Rusty) is a handsome young hero; and, Mary Beth Hughes (as the blonde June) and Gladys Blake (as the brunette Betty) are pretty women. The Hoosier Hotshots are a harmonious group; their songs are quite tuneful; however, this is the 1940s, not the 1950s, so the film doesn't exactly "rock". There are a few laughs; but the Stooges' brand of humor is more subdued than usual. The talking horse is also underutilized.

**** Rockin' in the Rockies (4/17/45) Vernon Keays ~ Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Mary Beth Hughes


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