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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 »

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Moe (as Moe)
Don C. Harvey ...
Red Morgan (as Don Harvey)
Marion Martin ...
Paul Campbell ...
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Cowboy Patient (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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 the ghost of an Indian Chief. The crooks escape and go after the money disguised as ghosts, but Shemp, disguised as the Indian Chief, manages to knock them out. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Meet The Three Stooges as up-and-coming... always leave-'em-laughing con-men in the wild and woolly west!

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6 September 1951 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Contains some footage from "Phony Express". See more »

Goofs

As Shemp begins his "little brother this high" routine, Moe is holding his arms up (because a gun is pointed at the Stooges). Then the camera cuts to a closer shot of the Stooges and Moe's arms are suddenly to his side. Then the camera cuts back to a farther shot, and Moe's arms are suddenly raised back up again. See more »

Quotes

Shemp: Hey Moe, I don't like this.
Larry: Yeah. Suppose that old chief comes back looking for his head.
Moe: Cut it out. That spook stuff is all a lot of foolishness. What's the matter, you scared?
Larry: No, just apprehensive.
Moe: Oh.
[Moe flinches]
Moe: That's a mighty fancy word. What does that "apprehensive" mean?
Larry: It means you're scared, with a college education.
Moe: Oh. You're pretty smart.
Larry: Oh, yeah.
[...]
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Edited from Phony Express (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh! Susanna/Camptown Races
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There Are Laughs To Be Seen!
13 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hysterical, Hysterical, Hysterical, Hysterical! This Three Stooges short film from the year of 1951 is totally hysterical! In fact, this short is even better than the original! Shemp is at his best here, well he is just about at his best in a lot of shorts that I have seen him in, well he is just so hysterical, and there is something else that he is, he's SHEMP! If you love the Three Stooges, then you are going to love this short! Would I recommend this to anyone? I would, because it is one of the funniest Three Stooges shorts that the trio ever put out! So is this also a great installment for the Three Stooges? I'll tell you now, it is a very great installment for the totally and completely hysterical Three Stooges!

You have to see this, because you are going to be laughing and laughing like crazy, I mean that you are going to be laughing so hard, that no sound is probably going to come out! I am not kidding you, this short really is totally and completely hysterical! So watch this, because you will be so glad that you did!

I am not alone by the way, my entire family loves this very hysterical Three Stooges short film!

10/10


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