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Out West (1947)

The stooges go out west for Shemp's health and get mixed up with some bad guys. The villains have locked up the Arizona Kid and their leader plans to marry his girl, Nell. The boys help the... See full summary »

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Moe (as Moe)
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'Doc' Barker (as Jack Norman)
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The Arizona Kid (as Jacques O'Mahoney)
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The stooges go out west for Shemp's health and get mixed up with some bad guys. The villains have locked up the Arizona Kid and their leader plans to marry his girl, Nell. The boys help the Arizona Kid escape and he rides to fetch the Cavalry. Somehow, the stooges manage to defeat the bad guys before the Cavalry arrives. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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24 April 1947 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Sheet music from the 1929 Paramount movie SWEETIE can be seen propped up on a piano in this film. See more »

Goofs

When the Stooges go into the main bar room with a lit stick of dynamite, a close-up shot has Larry entering the room, again. See more »

Quotes

Shemp: I ain't gonna lose my leg, am I Doc? I've had it ever since I was a little kid!
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Connections

Remake of Pistol Packin' Nitwits (1945) See more »

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The Last Rose of Summer
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Shemp Always Makes Me Laugh
24 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

As much as I love Curly, I never complain seeing Shemp in a Three Stooges film.

Shemp made me laugh almost as much as Curly, sometimes even more. He had tremendous footwork, able to make great pratfalls or dance around like some rubber-legged Muhammad Ali-type boxer. He shows it early on in this story by collapsing while walking out of the doctor's office.

The only solution to Shemp's ailing leg is a trip out West, says his doctor. Make sense? No, but these stories never did. In this case, it gave The Boys a chance to make some laughs by being cowboys.

Except for the first minute-and-a-half, this is all Old West gags and some of them are still clever. Almost all the action takes place in a saloon, where we get shootouts, crooked card games, jail breakouts, the U.S. Calvary (which "has never been late in the history of motion pictures," as stated in here) and more!

Jock Mahoney, who starred in a short-lived but excellent 1950s TV western called "Yancy Derringer," guest stars in here as "The Arizona Kid." He's billed in here as "Jacques O'Mahoney."

This was a very enjoyable Three Stooges film, and a very fast-moving one.


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