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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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Shemp (as Shemp)
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Moe (as Moe)
Don C. Harvey ...
Red Morgan (as Don Harvey)
Marion Martin ...
Paul Campbell ...
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Slim Gaut ...
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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Comedy | Western | Short

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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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Trivia

Columbia production number 4161. See more »

Goofs

When Larry hides inside a room, we can hear him outside of the room yelling along with Moe and Shemp. 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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Written by Stephen Foster
  • piano music playing during barroom scene



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the best of times, the worst of times
15 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Jules White, a man often criticized for his weak directing efforts during the "Shemp" era, directs arguably his best short of said era "Scrambled Brains", and in an ironic sort of way, Ed Bernds who's often praised for his classic Shemp shorts, follows up with his "worst". I never was a fan of alot of these 'spur & saddle' films anyway. Terrible effort, but Bernds redeems himself with the next one "The Tooth Will Out".

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