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The Three Troubledoers (1946)

Set in the old west, the stooges become marshals in a town with a high death rate for lawmen. The boys set out prevent a marriage between the villain Blackie and the heroine Nell, who's ... See full summary »

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Badlands Blackie
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Set in the old west, the stooges become marshals in a town with a high death rate for lawmen. The boys set out prevent a marriage between the villain Blackie and the heroine Nell, who's father Blackie has kidnapped. The stooges manage to defeat Blackie and his henchmen, but when Nell's father learns she promised to marry Curly if he could save her, he decides death would be a preferable fate. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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25 April 1946 (USA)  »

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While filming the scene where the bazooka of soot backfires in Moe Howard's face, the special effects man put too much pressure on it and when it backfired, Moe got some large chunks of soot lodged underneath his eyelids, and it took several hours to clean them out. Moe suffered a similar injury in 1939's "Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise" when he got what resembled oil shot under his eyelids. See more »

Goofs

Trying to free Curly from the collar, when Moe sets down the hammer after striking Curly in the head with it, the hammer bounces a few times before coming to rest, revealing that it is really a lightweight prop. See more »

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Moe: [after the Stooges fall off a tandem bicycle] Were you looking where you were going?
Curly: No, I was going where I was looking.
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Sticks And Stones Will Break My Bones But Names.......
29 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a very funny episode with a lot of laughs, which included insults, lots of action, a ridiculous romance and all kinds of goofy things.

Here's an example of the names and name-calling in just the first six minutes of this Three Stooges western episode, which takes place in "Deadman's Gulch:"

"Badlands Blackie, Skullbone Pass, Coney Island Curly, Mashed Potato Head, Over-sized polecat, egghead, dirty double-crosser, skunk, porcupine, dummy, numb-skull, rat" and "old billy-goat." Yeah, Moe is responsible for most of the insults.

Curly is in his prime here, complete with squeaky voice, a bunch "nyuks" and gobble-gobble sounds and good physical slapstick.

If Curly can capture Blackie and save Nell's father, she'll marry him.

Good luck, Curly!


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