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Red Morgan (as Don Harvey)
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Cowboy Patient (scenes deleted)
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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 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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Comedy | Western | Short

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6 September 1951 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Columbia production number 4161. 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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Connections

Remake of Phony Express (1943) See more »

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Oh! Susanna/Camptown Races
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Written by Stephen Foster
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Great Three Stooges Shemp short!
4 October 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is the all time funniest comedy team!

This is a very good Three Stooges western short with Shemp. It has a good spooky theme to it! Don C. Harvey performs really well here. Also appearing in this short is Marion Martin, Emil Sitka, Paul Campbell, George Chesebro, Slim Gaut, John Merton, Victor Travers, and Blackie Whiteford! This is a very good one and is hilarious! Strongly recommended!


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