MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 87,750 this week

Gold Raiders (1951)

5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 114 users  
Reviews: 8 user

On his way to Red Mesa to insure mine owners against loss from raids on their ore shipments, George O'Brien is ambushed by the raiders, and is accidentally saved by the Three Stooges who ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2171 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
 
a list of 4281 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
a list of 225 titles
created 04 Mar 2013
 
a list of 722 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 11 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Gold Raiders" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Gold Raiders (1951)

Gold Raiders (1951) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gold Raiders.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hula-La-La (1951)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The stooges are dance instructors sent by a movie company to a tropical island to teach the natives how to dance so they can appear in a movie. The boys run into trouble with the local ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh McCollum
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Larry and Shemp are living in a stolen railroad car. Larry wants to marry his girlfriend, but she won't consent until Shemp marries her sister. Shemp however, is constantly drunk and in ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Larry, Moe, and Curly Joe work for an editor at a Boston wildlife conservation magazine. They make such a mess of the pressroom that their publisher gets rid of them by sending them out ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Maurer
Stars: Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Moe Howard
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The Stooges must battle alien spies to safeguard a goofy scientist's revolutionary new vehicle.

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Joe DeRita
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Three goofy druggists travel back to Ancient Greece on a milquetoast inventor's time machine.

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Joe DeRita
Studio Stoops (1950)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The stooges are hired by a movie studio as publicity men. Their first assignment is to get publicity for Dolly Devore, a pretty starlet. They fake a kidnapping, but the cops won't believe ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Drama | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When the government agency fails to deliver even the meager supplies due by treaty to the proud Cheyenne tribe in their barren desert reserve, the starving Indians have taken more abuse ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford
Stars: Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A campaign boss is looking for three delegates to the presidential convention, delegates that are too stupid to discover that his candidate, Hammond Egger, is a crook. Enter the stooges as ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Larry is a pet dealer who's seeing Moe's wife while at the same time trying to steal Shemp's fiancée. When Moe's become suspicious, Larry attempts to frame Shemp as the boyfriend. He gets ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Shemp's rich Uncle Phineas comes to visit the stooges who are broke and about to evicted. The boys convince their landlady Mrs. McGruder not to toss them out as Shemp is set to inherit a ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

To inherit a fortune, voice teacher Shemp must marry before six o'clock, but no girl will accept his proposal. Finally one of his repulsive students agrees to marry him, just in the nick of... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Comedy | Western | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Set in the old west, the stooges are mistaken for lawmen and manage to capture a gang of crooks. The boys then get the job of guarding some money in an old house reputed to be haunted by ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
George O'Brien
...
Moe (as The Three Stooges)
...
Shemp (as The Three Stooges)
...
Larry (as The Three Stooges)
Clem Bevans ...
Doc Mason
Sheila Ryan ...
Laura Mason
...
Taggart
Monte Blue ...
John Sawyer
Fuzzy Knight ...
Sheriff
Hugh Hooker ...
Sandy Evans
John Merton ...
Clete
Remy Paquet ...
Singer
Al Baffert ...
Utah - Bartender (as Andre Adoree)
Roy Canada ...
Slim - Henchman
Bill Ward ...
Henchman
Edit

Storyline

On his way to Red Mesa to insure mine owners against loss from raids on their ore shipments, George O'Brien is ambushed by the raiders, and is accidentally saved by the Three Stooges who run a traveling variety store. O'Brien sells mine owner John Sawyer and his foreman Sandy Evans on allowing him to insure and guard their shipments since they have no help from the bumbling sheriff. He hires to Stooges, Laura Mason and Doc Mason, Laura's ex-physician-turned-drunk grandfather. O'Brien's first move is to trap the bandits headed by saloon owner Taggart and his henchman Clete by using the Stooges to inform Taggart that O'Brien will escort the gold shipment, but George plans on having the Stooges take the actual shipment in another wagon. His plans backfire when Doc Mason, drunk in Taggart's saloon, accidentally informs Taggart of the real plans. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

George O'Brien goes after those hi-jackers! The Three Stooges go in for those hi-jinks! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 September 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Stooges Go West  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot in five days. See more »

Quotes

Shemp: He's got horse sense.
Larry: Too bad you ain't a horse.
Moe: What do you want to insult the horse for?
See more »

Soundtracks

Jane
Written and performed by Larry Fine, Moe Howard and Shemp Howard
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good Help
5 August 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Gold Raiders finds B western star George O'Brien, a former US Marshal now in a new line of work. He's in the insurance game both in sales and protection. He's signing up mine owners for insurance, but in that corner of the west, the mine shipments have been regular prey to bandits. To make his insurance work or pay out big time, O'Brien's got to find the robbers.

He could sure use some good help, but that's hard to find so instead he gets the Three Stooges. Moe, Larry, and Shemp are a trio of itinerant peddlers/con artists and none to good. So why O'Brien thinks they'll be of help to him is a mystery. Still they do their slapstick best.

This was George O'Brien's final starring role, he did a comeback appearance in John Ford's Cheyenne Autumn in a much more serious film and part. He doesn't look like he minds too much playing second fiddle to Three Stooges.

Not too much mystery here, we know right away who the bandits are. Some similarity in plot to Abbott&Costello's The Wistful Widow Of Wagon Gap. For Stooge fans everywhere.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Gold Raiders (1951) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?